Sacraments

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions are heard in Saint Mary church in the reconciliation room on Saturday afternoons from 3:00-3:30, or by prior appointment. You may email the parish office to make an appointment if you cannot attend Saturday afternoons.

 

 

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament all Christians receive and is the first step towards full membership in the body of Christ. It along with confirmation and Eucharist are known as the sacraments of initiation they are the building blocks for every Christian life.
“The faithful born anew strengthened by the sacrament of confirmation and receiving the Eucharist are strengthened for eternal life”.
CCC 1268

Our baptism preparation process isn’t meant to complicate your life or make you jump through hoops to have your child baptized. Instead, our process is in place to prepare you for one of the greatest adventures and responsibilities that you will have as a Parent. Parents are to be the primary teachers of their Children regarding God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our simple process is here to help you become the best of teachers. When you are practicing your faith, your Child will learn best from your example.

Parents requesting the baptism of their child should be active, registered members of the parish who attend weekend Mass on a weekly basis. Families must be currently registered in our parish census. Baptisms are currently scheduled on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm and are celebrated inside Saint Mary church, 14 Park Street. Four children may be scheduled for each available baptism date.

Baptisms are generally scheduled on the on two Saturdays per month.   Please contact the office to inquire about available dates, you  can be penciled in an available date at that time. All appropriate paperwork must be returned to the office in order to confirm baptism scheduling.  Your date is not confirmed until all signed and completed paperwork is returned to the office. You may email the office for forms to be sent to you either via email or mail. The forms are also found below.  Please contact the office at stmaryna@noozi.com for more information regarding preparation, paperwork and the current available dates.

Please do not complete and return paperwork before contacting the office.

Baptism registration forms for parents :

A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required with the other forms
Baptism Registration Forms 2022
GODPARENT SPONSORSHIP FORM 2022
Transfiguration of the Lord Parish registration form

Baptism preparation information:
Baptismal Preparation Information packet 2022 revised
Rite of Baptism explained
Baptism packet attachment
BAPTISM REFLECTION
Prayers to Teach Your Child revised 2021
Signed Acknowledgement sheet 2021

Please contact the office for more information regarding Baptism preparation.

What Are The  Requirements To Be a Godparent or Sponsor?
You must be a confirmed Catholic, at least 16 years old, registered in a parish and practicing your faith by regular participation at Mass.  If you are married, your marriage must be recognized as valid by the Church. If you are currently a member of Transfiguration of the Lord Parish and have been asked to be a godparent, please see  Father Rodney after Mass .

Sacrament of Marriage

Marriage is usually celebrated on Friday evening and on Saturday morning and early afternoon. Please contact the Parish Office at least nine months in advance to begin preparation.

Sacrament of the Sick

Pastoral care may be scheduled for those in need of the anointing of the sick. Please contact the office for more information.

Monthly Adoration is offered  the first Tuesday of every month . You are invited to join us in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Saint Mary church, beginning at 9 a.m. with Morning Prayer and ending at 6 p.m. with  Benediction.  You can drop in at any time for as long as you like or, if you would like a specific time slot, please call Joanne Regali 508-643-3821 and leave a message.

Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Eucharist will obtain a more abundant measure of grace. (revealed by St. Alphonsus Ligouri)