Sacraments

The seven sacraments are special and very vital ways we celebrate God’s presence among us. God’s love and grace breaks through to those who hear the Word and celebrate in signs and symbols.  These signs and symbols point to the Sacred and remind us who we are and whose we are. The seven sacraments are essential to Catholic life and unite us with each other and with the God who creates, sustains, and nurtures us.

Baptism

Baptism for children (under the age of 7) is celebrated in English on the first three Sundays at 1pm; in Spanish on the last Sunday of the month at 1pm; in Kreyol on the 3rd Saturday at 1pm. Parents attend a preparation session on the first Monday of the month from 8pm to 9:30pm in the church. Please call the Parish Center at (516) 334-0021 to make arrangements to speak to one of our priests or deacons about your child’s upcoming baptism.

Reconciliation

We celebrate regularly this great sacrament of God's forgiveness and mercy at St. Brigid's. Anyone interested in making their First Confession should contact our Faith Formation Office at (516) 334-0021 x 352.

In all other cases, our priests are available to celebrate this wonderful Sacrament of Forgiveness with you according to the following schedule, and as needed.

Reconciliation Schedule

Saturday: 4pm - 4:45pm (English)
6:15pm - 7pm (Spanish)
Monday through Friday following the 12:10pm Mass until 1:30pm
(except on certain holidays and holy days)

Eucharist (Holy Communion)

"Behold what you are, become what you receive" (St. Augustine).  The Eucharist is the "source and summit" of our realities as Catholics. We are nourished by the Eucharist to live our lives as the Body of Christ in this faith community and in the world. Click here for our daily and weekend Masses (all year long and in the summer).

If you are interested in finding out how to receive First Communion, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  at (516) 334-0021 x352.

Confirmation

"Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Rite of Confirmation).  Contact the Office of Faith Formation, (516) 334-0021 ext. 354, to learn how you may become a candidate for reception of this empowering sacrament.

Marriage

Please call the Parish Center, (516) 334-0021, at least six months in advance to make arrangements for an interview with one of our parish deacons or priests who will meet with the engaged couple, set the time and date of the wedding and make arrangements for our parish marriage preparation program.

Holy Orders

God's call to ordained ministry is a call to a life of service to the Body of Christ, God's holy people. Prayer, an active faith life, and discernment are key components in deciphering whether God's call to ordained ministry is present. Men who believe that God might be calling them to ordained ministry should contact our pastor or one of the associates for information.

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Fr. Joe Fitzgerald, Vocations Director                                                                                   www.longislandpriest.com

Anointing of the Sick

Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord" (James 5:14). Anyone who is not able to attend Mass because of frailty, chronic or temporary illness, or admission to hospice can have Holy Communion brought to them at home on a regular basis.  

If you or a loved one wishes to receive this great sacrament of healing, please contact one of the priests. You may also call the parish office, (516) 334-0021, to make arrangements for a lay minister to bring Holy Communion.