As Catholics, we recognize seven sacraments: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders. We truly honor these visible signs of inward grace at St. Francis de Sales, and we invite all parishioners and visitors to experience them with us. Learn more about each sacrament below or contact the parish office for more information.
In need of sacramental records from Sfds?
To speak with Kathy in our parish office, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.289.0425. We request a $10 processing fee. Please allow for two weeks turnaround time. You can also submit your request online.
SFdS is a joyous place, especially when we welcome children and their families into the faith through baptism!
We celebrate the baptism of infants & young children on the third Sunday of ever month during the 11:00AM Mass. Baptism class is held the first Wednesday of the month @ 7:00PM for parent and godparents.
Bautizos en español son celebrados el tercer domingo del mes durante la Misa de las 12:30PM. La Clase de Bautismo es el primer miercoles de cada mes a las 7:00PM para los padres y padrinos.
Check out our Facebook album of Baptisms here!
First communion & confirmation
The Eucharist is “the source and summit” of the Christian life while Confirmation “deepens our baptismal life.” It is through these rites that we truly arrive at the richness and grace of our faith.
Here at SFdS, we offer programs for both children and adults to become initiated into Catholic faith. Our youth program begins once a year in September and normally takes two years to complete. Adult inquirers can begin at any point throughout the year and can expect to finish within one year's time. Come and begin your faith journey at St. Francis de Sales!
First of all, OUR BLESSINGS & CONGRATULATIONS! Nothing makes us happier than to see two people dedicate their lives to each other and to God. We know that planning a wedding can stressful, so we want to ensure the process is as easy as possible! Contact Kathy in our parish office at email@example.com or 212.289.0425 to start planning your dream wedding!
Please contact the church at least six (6) months in advance of your intended wedding date. You will need to provide certificates of Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation for both parties. If dispensation is required (when either of the pair to be wed is not Catholic) you will need to schedule an appointment with Father Kelly.
For an online schedule of Pre-Cana classes, click here.
EVERY SATURDAY FROM 4:30-5:00PM
Father Kelly is in the house! And so is the Lord. We offer weekly Confession and truly hope you'll take advantage of the very special gift of Reconciliation. Walk-ins are most welcomed. No need to RSVP.
ANNOINTING OF THE SICK
“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.”—James 5:14
Please call us and let us know if you or a family member is sick and would like to be anointed at 212.289.0425.
God calls all of us in different ways. If you feel that you are being called to give your life to God, Father Kelly is a wonderful resource—our doors are always open to discuss the path you're considering. You can also visit the Archdiocese of NY’s Vocation Office webpage here. God Bless!