Sacraments

Reconciliation: Available by appointment at both St. Madeleine Sophie and St. Gabriel.  Contact the Parish Office (St. Madeleine Sophie 518 355-0421 parishoffice@smsparish.org or St. Gabriel’s 518 355-6600 stgaberectory@aol.com) and leave a message for Fr. Belogi or Fr. Rossi.

Baptism: Currently celebrated privately due to pandemic restrictions. Please contact the parish office (St. Madeleine Sophie 518 355-0421 parishoffice@smsparish.org or St. Gabriel’s 518 355-6600 stgaberectory@aol.com) at least six (6) weeks or more in advance for Baptismal instructions. Godparents Certificates for Confirmation are required for St. Gabriel’s.

Marriage: Please contact the Parish Office (St. Madeleine Sophie 518 355-0421 parishoffice@smsparish.org or St. Gabriel’s 518 355-6600 stgaberectory@aol.com) at least six (6) months to a year in advance of the desired date.

First Eucharist: Available to all students who have met the requirements of the Faith Formation program or RCIA.  Contact: St. Madeleine Sophie FFO 518 355-3115 ffo@smsparish.org or St. Gabriel’s FFO 518 355-4193 stgabriels.faithformation@aol.com.

Confirmation: Available to all students who have met the requirements of the Faith Formation program or RCIA. Contact: St. Madeleine Sophie FFO 518 355-3115 ffo@smsparish.org or St. Gabriels FFO 518 355-4193 stgabriels.faithformation@aol.com.

Anointing of the Sick: By request. Please contact the Parish Office: St. Madeleine Sophie 518 355-0421 parishoffice@smsparish.org or St. Gabriel’s 518 355-6600 stgaberectory@aol.com.

Sacramental Preparation through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): RCIA is offered for adults or older children seeking membership in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a process through which the individual explores the teachings of the church, of sacred scripture, and of life in the Christian community. The RCIA process also serves to prepare persons who either are baptized in other Christian traditions and now wish to embrace and profess the Roman Catholic faith or are baptized as Catholics, and now wish to celebrate their First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation. The sacraments are celebrated at the Easter Vigil.  Contact: St. Madeleine Sophie Parish Office 518 355-0421 parishoffice@smsparish.org or St. Gabriel’s Parish Office 518 355-6600 stgaberectory@aol.com.

Holy Orders and Religious Life: Anyone interested in becoming a priest, permanent deacon, brother, or sister should contact The Office of Vocations at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, 518 453-6600.