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Sacramental Preparation

Baptism

Your child's baptism into the Body of Christ, the Church, is the beginning of a journey of faith for him or her, and for your whole family. Discover the full meaning of Baptism and what you need to do to prepare.

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Facilitator Training

Infant Baptism Preparation Team Training

We offer facilitator training workshops for all parish teams in Baptism Ministry. It is an integrated approach that is…

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Sacramental Preparation

First Eucharist

The Sacrament of the Eucharist is the ritual, sacramental action of giving thanks and praise to the Father.

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Sacramental Preparation

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most enriching experiences in the lives of Catholics.

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Sacramental Preparation

Confirmation

Find out more about the vision, standards, and essential components of formation for the sacrament of Confirmation in our diocese.

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Latest Updates

Parenting and Family Life

Parenting Pointers: Self-discipline

"Do not disdain the discipline of the Lord." (Hebrews 12:5)

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Parenting and Family Life

Tips for Taking Children to Mass

Bringing little children to Mass can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help kids (and parents!) with passing on the faith

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Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom Week 2019: Strength in Hope

Join us, June 22 - June 29, as we pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

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Easter 2019

At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.

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Easter

Bishop Barres’ Easter Letter

As we celebrate Holy Week, the Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday and, indeed, the entire Easter season, we remember the power of the Risen Christ.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
14

Catechetical Congress 2019

Join us for this wonderful opportunity of renewal, formation, and fellowship.

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
West Islip

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Oct
5

RCIA Level II / RICA NIVEL II

For individuals wishing to be members of an RCIA team who have complected RCIA Level I. Dirigido a las personas que desean ser o son miembros del equipo de RICA

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
St. Boniface, Elmont
Seaford

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