Baptism Preparation

There are two Baptismal Preparation Teams, one Creole and one English.  Both teams help prepare parents, godparents and families for the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism.   The preparation gives the family and godparents an opportunity to reflect on their faith and the sacrament of   Baptism.  The teams also assist the families during the Baptism with support and prayerful participation.  You are invited to share your faith with our young families and welcome their children into our faith.  

To join, call the rectory at (718) 528-0577 and leave your name for Deacon Paul Dorsinville for the Creole team or Deacon Francois Cajoux for the English team.  

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

In bringing adults into the Catholic community, the RCIA takes the distinctive history and spiritual needs of each person into account, differentiating between the baptized and the unbaptized, the catechized and the uncatechized. The needs of mature, practicing Christians from other faith traditions are considered on an individual basis.  Members of the Sacred Heart team share some of the joy that Jesus’ disciples must have felt as new converts were brought to Catholicism.  Members of the RCIA Team are blessed and approved for service by the Pastor.  

For information contact Deacons Paul Dorsinville or Francois Cajoux at the Rectory, (718) 528-0577.


The Church provides help for couples planning to marry.  At Sacred Heart, married couples meet and share their experiences with couples preparing to marry.  The purpose is to make the couples planning marriage aware of the pitfalls to successful marriages and the strategies that are conducive to lifelong, loving relationships.  Members of the Pre-Cana team must be married couples, living within the precepts of the Catholic Church, that is, with the benefits of the Sacrament of holy matrimony and not having been divorced or separated.   

For Pre-Cana information, contact Deacon Cajoux at the Rectory.