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, in a contact free and safe environment.

 

Sacrament of Baptism

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.

Based on our guidance from the Commonwealth and the Diocese we have adopted new guidelines for our families. We are baptizing children from multiple families (no more than four families) at each date.  There will be no rows roped off, all seating is available. For those who are fully vaccinated, masks are not required, and for those who are unvaccinated masks are requested and strongly urged, as families with children who are unable to be vaccinated are present.  Everyone is welcome to wear a mask if they choose and you are welcome to request them for your family and friends. There is no limit on seating.

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 fall schedule.

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

Baptism registration forms for parents :
Baptism Registration Forms Summer 2021
GODPARENT SPONSORSHIP FORM 2021
Transfiguration of the Lord Parish registration form

Baptism preparation information:
Baptismal Preparation Information packet 2021
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 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 Evening Prayer and 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)