The word Sacrament comes from the Latin word sacramentum, which means “a sign of the sacred.” The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred and significant for us as Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God’s saving presence. To learn more, please read below or feel free to speak with our priests before or after mass.

If you learn more about the sacraments, you can celebrate them more fully. For more information on any of the sacraments at St. Rose of Lima Parish, call the Rectory at (718) 634-7394, or submit an email inquiry and a member of the parish staff will contact you. Thank you for your interest. Peace and blessings!

Baptisms/Bautismos /Chrzty
4th Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements should be made at least one month in advance. Contact the Rectory Office for information.

Los bautismos son el tercer Domingo de cada mes a las 2:00 p.m. Los padres deben ponerse en contacto con la rectoria, por lo menos un mes antes de la fecha y deben asistir a la clase.

Po polsku o godz. 14:00 w druga niedziele miesiaca. Prosimy rodzicow lub chrzestnych o zgloszenie chrztu w kancelarii parafialnej miesiac przed udzieleniem Sakramentu Chrztu.

Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. or anytime by appointment.
Sábado , 16:00 – 16:45 o en cualquier momento con cita previa.
Sobota, 16:00 – 16:45 lub w dowolnym momencie po uzgodnieniu.

Couples should make arrangements with a priest or deacon at least six months in advance.

Las parejas deben hacer arreglos con el sacerdote o diacono, en la rectoria, al menos seis meses antes de la fecha de la boda.

Osoby ubiegajace sie o Sakrament Malzenstwa winny zglosic sie do ksiedza lub diakona szesc miesiecy przed data slubu.

Communion for the Home Bound
Call the Rectory. We will be pleased to bring Communion to anyone in the Parish. Please let us know if someone in your family or a Saint Rose Parishioner is in the hospital.

Anointing of the Sick
f someone at home is seriously ill, please call the Rectory to arrange for a Priest to celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing in your home.

Holy Orders:
Please contact the Rectory for more information.

What are the Seven Sacraments?


The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.


The Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as the Sacrament of Penance, is where we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others. We are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Penance frequently throughout our lifetime so that we can benefit from the graces we obtain through reception of this sacrament.


The Sacrament of Confirmation is a mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us.


The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.

Holy Orders

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, also known as Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness. Through this sacrament, the Church comforts and supports the person who is suffering and continues the healing ministry of Christ. For those who are about to die, the Church, in addition to the Anointing of the Sick, offers the Eucharist as viaticum – food for the journey home.