LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

For those who have been asked to be sponsors at Baptism or Confirmation, we gladly issue recommendations for parishioners who:

 
  • have been confirmed

  • attend Sunday Mass regularly

  • if married, have done so in conformity with the laws of the Church

  • if they are parents, are sending their children to Catholic school pr religious instructions

  • are registered at least 90 days. 
    A registered parishioner is the one who is enrolled in our census files.

 

 

Sacrament of Baptism

Infant Baptisms take place on the third Sunday of the month at 12:45 pm.  First time parents must attend a Pre-Baptismal Class held during the first week of each month.  Call the Rectory office for reservations three months before the baby is expected.

 
Marriages

Couples contemplating marriage must make and appointment to see the priest for the First Interview before a definite wedding date may be established.

 


 
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Special Message

Bishop Richard J. Malone has granted dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation (weekend of Nov. 22-23) for Catholics living in communities hit by this weeks unprecedented snowfall. "It will be up to the local pastor to decide whether or not to celebrate weekend Masses in those parishes," Bishop Malone said.


Fr. Tom Quinlivan (pastor), in conjunction with parish leadership, has decided to cancel Masses and programs this weekend, including the Adoration Chapel.


The Adoration Chapel will open Monday, November 24th at 8am.


Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers.


Fr. Tom Quinlivan
Pastor, Queen of Heaven Parish



Bishop Malone's statement follows:


"It will be up to the local pastor to decide whether or not to celebrate weekend Masses in those parishes," Bishop Malone said. "It is my advice that parishioners living in snowbound areas use their best judgment when it comes to attending Mass. Their safety and well-being is a priority, and they need to comply with local travel advisories.

We pray for those who lost their lives during the storm, and offer our gratitude to highway crews, first responders and neighbors helping neighbors, whose tireless efforts have demonstrated the resilient spirit of Western New Yorkers," Bishop Malone said. "Through Catholic Charities, Catholic Health and other Catholic institutions, the Catholic Church will continue to play an important role in serving those in need as recovery efforts continue."