Sacraments

 

Baptism

Baptism

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1. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on Sundays at noon by appointment..  Class for parents and parents and godparents is held the last Sunday of every month at 12:15 in Room 5 - lower level.
2. Please pick up a Baptismal Form at the Rectory (or go to the "forms" link here on the website to print one out along with a census form if you're not registered(, and return it to the Rectory by the Friday before the class or to the Moderator on the Sunday of the Class for Parents.
3. If you do not live within the parish boundaries, please provide a "Letter of Permission" from the Pastor of the Parish where you reside.
4. Godparents must be chosen based on their ability and willingness to assume and fulfill the duties attached to their role.They must bear witness to the Roman Catholic Faith by the manner in which they live and insure the Catholic upbringing of the child in case of parental inability. By Church Law, Godparents must be Catholics in good standing, be at least sixteen years old and have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. ONE Godparent may be a non-Catholic Christian if necessary, but there must be ONE CATHOLIC GODPARENT. Non-baptized persons may not officially act as Sponsor or Witness to a Baptism in the Catholic Church.

In the case of the NON-CATHOLIC "Sponsor", he or she is listed in the Baptismal Register as a "Christian Witness" or an "honorary godparent", not as a "GODPARENT", and he or she does not incur the obligations attached to the duties of a Godparent. A non-baptized person may not act, either as a Godparent or as a Christian Witness at a Baptism in the Roman Catholic Church.

5. BOTH Parents of the child as well as the Godparents are required to participate at the Baptism with the Mother holding the child. Baptism in the Roman Catholic Church removes original sin and bestows sanctifying grace. Thus gives the person baptized a share in the very life of Christ through the Presence of the Holy Spirit, and makes him/her a member of the Church. Relatives and Friends are encouraged to be present to welcome the newly Baptized.
6. A donation is customary for use of the Church.

 

Penance

Penance

The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated every Saturday in the Church from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm, or by appointment. Please contact Father Coughlin at 781-245-2080, or 781-245-7028, or email: MBSParish1@aol.com to make an appointment.

 

Holy
Eucharist

Holy Eucharist

The Priests, Deacon, or Eucharistic Ministers may bring Holy Eucharist to the sick and to shut-ins. Any person in this situation who would like to receive Holy Eucharist at home is asked to contact Father Coughlin at 781-245-2080, or 781-245-7028, or email: MBSParish1@aol.com.

Confirmation

Confirmation

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation for high school students is arranged through the Faith Formation Office at 781-245-3414.

Adults who have not been confirmed should contact Father Coughlin at 781-245-2080, or 781-245-7028, or email: MBSParish1@aol.com.

Holy
Orders

Holy Orders

Father Coughlin and Deacon Valeri are most interested in fostering vocations to the Catholic Priesthood and Religious Life. Any person who is interested in becoming a priest, joining Religious Life, or becoming a Deacon is cordially invited to speak with Father Coughlin or Deacon Valeri at any time. Please contact them at 781-245-2080 or 781-245-7981, or email them at MBSParish1 @aol.com.

Matrimony

Matrimony

Persons contemplating marriage are urged to contact Father Coughlin or Deacon Valeri at least six months before the wedding. They will make every effort to assist persons contemplating marriage in any way possible. Please contact them at 781-245-2080 or 781-245-7028, or email: MBSParish1@aol.com.

Anointing
of the
Sick

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of The Anointing of the Sick, formerly called Extreme Unction, is celebrated by a priest whenever a person is seriously ill. A person need not be in danger of death to receive this Sacrament. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is available on the first Saturday of each month immediately following the 4:00 PM mass, or by appointment by calling the rectory.