Sacraments

Sacraments


k77maf37bknw7y4t9k6ipb5gwjl.pngBAPTISM
Congratulations on the birth of your child! We look forward to welcoming them into God's family, the Church. Baptisms take place on the Second Sunday of the month. Parents are asked to make arrangements for baptism at least two months prior to the desired baptism date. Parents are also requested to attend baptism preparation class prior to the baptism. the baptism preparation class is ordinarily held on the last Thursday of the month at 7:00PM or by appointment during faith formation office hours Monday-Thursday. 

Children over the age or 8 years old and Adults who have not been baptized who are interested in baptism through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) are asked to contact our Coordinator of Faith Formation by calling (781) 893-8461 or via E-mail.

 

 


k77maf37bknw7y4t9k6ipb5gwjl.pngCOMMUNION
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion takes place in spring of second grade, however preparation for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion begin in first grade faith formation class.  We invite and encourage Catholic parents to register their children for Faith Formation (Religious Education) classes when they begin school in either Pre-K, Kindergarten or first grade as we have classes in early childhood faith formation. The best way parents can help to prepare their child for the Eucharist is by bringing them to Mass early and often. This will help them to develop a desire and appreciation for the Mass and the holy Eucharist. 


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Teen confirmation is ordinarily celebrated in the spring of the tenth grade/sophomore year of high school when students are between 15 and 16 years of age, depending on their desire and readiness for the sacrament.

Adult confirmation preparation is handled on an individual basis over the course of four sessions beginning in January of each year. We make every effort to schedule the sessions at times most convenient for the potential candidate. Please contact the Faith Formation Office (781) 893-8461 for additional information, or e-mail.


k77maf37bknw7y4t9k6ipb5gwjl.pngRECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) takes place every Saturday from 3:00-3:30 PM or by appointment by calling the parish office at (781) 899-0469. 


k77maf37bknw7y4t9k6ipb5gwjl.pngANOINTING OF THE SICK
We encourage all the faithful to consider the sacrament of the sick whenever you are experiencing serious illness, undergoing medical treatment, or feel the need for God's healing grace. The sacrament of the sick is scheduled by appointment by calling the Parish Office at (781) 899-0469. 


k77maf37bknw7y4t9k6ipb5gwjl.pngHOLY ORDERS
The Franciscan Friars and the Sacred Heart Parish Community support and pray for all those who are discerning God's call to the Holy Priesthood or Religious life. Those who are interested in learning more about vocations are encouraged to contact the Friars at [email protected] or by calling (781) 899-0469. 

Parishioners who wish to support the ministry of vocations are encouraged to take the Elijah Cup into their home to pray for all those whom God is calling to serve as priests and religious. Contact the parish office to arrange to have the Elijah Cup for a week or weekend in your family home.  


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Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! We wish you God's blessings and look forward to celebrating your Catholic marriage. Please contact the priest one year prior to your desired wedding date to insure you secure the day and time you with and so that all required paperwork can be processed in a timely fashion. We are here to help you navigate the process and make your day as special as possible as you invite the Lord to be part of your holy union and family life. 

Marriage Preparation, formerly called "Pre-Cana" is required for all Catholic couples seeking marriage within the church. The class is both practical and helpful as it addresses the major issues facing young couples today including but not limited to, healthy communication, romance and intimacy, having children, finance issues, balancing work and family life on a day to day basis and keeping Christ central in the life your marriage. Marriage Preparation is usually held over two days on one weekend or on two consecutive Saturdays or Sundays depending on the location. We will assist you in finding Marriage Preparation course at a location most convenient for you.