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Due to COVID- 19/coronavirus the following sacraments have to be put on hold. Unfortunately, at this moment we are unable to set new dates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused during this period and appreciate your patience.
- All First Communion and Confirmation liturgies and celebrations must be postponed and can be rescheduled only once the stay-at-home order is lifted and archdiocesan guidance is provided.
- All Weddings and Quinceañeras must be postponed and can be rescheduled only once the stay-at-home order is lifted and archdiocesan guidance is provided.
The Catholic Church and the Old Catholic Church recognise seven sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation (Penance or Confession), Eucharist (or Holy Communion), Confirmation, Marriage (Matrimony), Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick (Extreme Unction).
A sacrament is a Christian rite recognized as of particular importance and significance. There are various views on the existence and meaning of such rites. Many Christians consider the sacraments to be a visible symbol of the reality of God, as well as a means by which God enacts his grace
First Saturday of the month at Our Lady of Knock Worship Site (English at 10:00 A.M. & Spanish at 11:30 A.M.) and the third Saturday of the month at St. Andrew Worship Site (English at 10:00 A.M. & Spanish at 11:30 A.M.)
El primer sábado del mes en el templo de Nuestra Señora de Knock (en Ingles a las 10:00 A.M. y en Español a las 11:30 A.M.) y cada tercer sábado del mes en el templo de San Andrés (Ingles a las 10:00 A.M. y Español a las 11:30 A.M.)
Baptisms and Pre-Baptismal sessions must be arranged in advance at the Rectory/Los Bautizos y las clases Pre-Bautismales deben ser reservados con anticipación en la Rectoria.
Every Saturday from 4:00 P.M. to 4:45 P.M. at Our Lady of Knock Worship Site (English & Spanish).
Cada Sábado de 4:00 P.M. a 4:45 P.M. en el templo de Nuestra Señora de knock (Ingles y Español)
Confession is always available by appointment at the Rectory/Puede hacer una cita para la Confesión en la Rectoria.
Congratulations on your engagement.
We are happy that you have decided to marry in the Catholic Church and will be receiving the graces and blessings associated with the Sacrament of Marriage. Your decision to enter into the relationship of married life is a sign of love, hope, and strength for the entire community.
Weddings are special and joyful times for brides and grooms, for their families and friends and for the parish community. The new beginning, the love, the promise and hope that weddings are for us, make their celebration a special and grace-filled time in our lives. The church welcomes its members to celebrate and solemnize their wedding in the context
of our prayer as Christians. Indeed, so important is marriage in Christian life that it is called a sacrament.
Great care is taken to see that the prayer for this special moment is reverent, graceful, beautiful and open to the movement of God’s spirit among us. Our celebrations of the sacraments, marriage included, are always rooted in listening to the scriptures so that, we can be nourished and strengthened by God’s word. We always celebrate the sacraments
as a community. We gather our brothers and sisters in faith and ask for their prayerful. These celebrations are incomplete unless they are filled with song, with prayerful gestures, and with the silence in which we hear the voice of God in our lives.
All marriages should be arranged at least 6 months before the marriage date.
Weddings are held on Saturday only at either 1:00 P.M. or 3:00 P.M. Securing the church date should be done before any other arrangements are made.
As a first step to planning your wedding, please contact the Rectory (708-862-4165).
Please also read the “Guidelines for Engaged Couples”.
If there is anyone who cannot attend Mass or receive the Sacraments because of illness or age, please contact the Rectory (708-862-4165).