Baptisms takes place in the Chapel, located in the Parish Center at St. Matthew.
All are semi-private Baptisms (two families at a time) and held every half hour on the Third Sunday and Fourth Saturday of each month.
Please contact Bettyanne Russo at the Parish Center to arrange for a Baptism and complete the registration form. The Baptism Preparation Class (for first time parents) meets in the Chapel in the Parish Center on the last Sunday of the month at 11:00 a.m. The only exception is in December when no class is held. Please register for the class by clicking on the link below.
The Sacrament of Penance ( Confession/Reconciliation) is celebrated:
Every Saturday from 3 PM to 4 PM in the Church
and at any other time, please call to make an appointment with a priest.
Christmas and Easter Confessions will be posted.
Children are prepared to receive First Communion through our C.C.D. program. Please contact our Director of Religious Education, Mary Donaldson, (631) 864-3321 for more information.
Adults are prepared to receive First Communion as part of the our R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation) program. Please contact the Parish Center for more information on becoming a Catholic.
Students in our Religious Education program receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Please contact the Religious Education Office at (631) 864-3321 for more details.
Arrangements should be made at least 6 months in advance and should be made prior to making plans for a reception. Call the Parish Center for an appointment with the priest or deacon you wish to witness your wedding. All couples are required to attend Pre-Cana.
Anointing and Pastoral Care of the Sick
Holy Communion will be ministered to those confined at home. Those who are seriously ill should request a priest for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. You may phone the church 24 hours a day at (631) 499-8520.
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is available EVERY SATURDAY after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. The Sacrament is available for those who will undergo a serious medical procedure the following week or who have a serious illness and who have not been anointed within the past three months. If you wish to be anointed, please let the celebrant know before Mass.
The privilege of serving God’s people as a priest, permanent deacon, religious sister or brother is personally fulfilling and spiritually exciting. Anyone who feels they might be interested in the priesthood, diaconate or religious life should speak to a parish priest.