Sacraments

If you would like information on the sacraments at St. Mel, you may call the rectory at (718) 886-0201 or submit an email inquiry, and you will be contacted by a member of the parish staff. Thank you for your interest. Learn more about the Seven Sacraments.

Baptisms
Call the Parish Office for information and parish procedures at least one month in advance.

Confession
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and by appointment at the Rectory.

Communion
Please call the Office of Faith Formation for more information.

Confirmation
Please call the Office of Faith Formation for more information.

Marriages
Call the Parish Office for information and appointment with a priest at least six months prior to the date you wish.

Holy Orders
Vocational guidance and information is available for men who are discerning a call to the Diaconate or Priesthood. Please speak to a priest about this. The Diocese also has a Director of Vocations and an Office to assist in this, as well as help with vocations to the consecrated life of sister or brother. Cathedral Preparatory Seminary is a High School in Elmhurst that assists young men in discerning a vocation while offering a standard high school curriculum. Cathedral Residence in Douglaston and the John Paul II Residence in Brooklyn assist college-age and older men in preparing for the major seminary. Visit Brooklyn Priests for more information regarding Vocations in Brooklyn.

Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament is available for any baptized Catholic who is seriously ill or suffering the effects of advanced age. Please call the rectory to make an appointment for a priest to come to the home, or call anytime for a sudden illness. If serious surgery is scheduled, call to arrange for the anointing before you enter the hospital. A communal celebration of this sacrament is celebrated annually.

Pastoral Care to the Homebound
We are concerned about parishioners who are homebound and would like to receive the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Reconciliation or the Anointing of the Sick. If you are homebound, or if you know someone who is unable to come to Mass, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office at (718) 886-0201. Visits will be happily arranged for you.

Evangelization
If you know of any Catholic, who is not attending Church or receiving the Sacraments and desires help in returning, please call and refer them to one of the priests at (718) 886-0201. All information is confidential.