Sacraments


Baptism
Baptisms are typically celebrated at 1:00pm on the 2nd and last Sundays of the month. To arrange for a baptism, please call the Church Office at 781-545-3335.

First time parents or those that have not previously attended a Baptism Preparation class (Catechesis) will be expected to do so. The Baptism Preparation Classes are held in the Parish Center on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 12:00. Pre-registration is required by calling the office.

Reconciliation
Weekly confessions are held every Saturday from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm in the Reconciliation Room of the Chapel.   Additional times are provided during Advent and Lent, or by appointment by calling the Parish Office.

The reception of this Sacrament for the first time takes place in 2nd grade for children enrolled in our religious education programs.  Please check the Religious Education page for information.


Eucharist and First Holy Communion
Reception of First Communion takes place in the 2nd grade for children enrolled our religious education programs. Children are expected to have two years of preparation before receiving the Sacrament.  Please check the religious education page or Facebook for information

For those who are homebound and wish to receive the Eucharist, please contact the Parish Office at 781-545-3335.

Confirmation
The Rite of Confirmation is held during the spring for 10th grade students enrolled in our religious education program. The Confirmation Preparation program consists of two years, usually grades 9 and 10. Students preparing for Confirmation participate in regular classroom sessions, listen to guest speakers, participate in retreats, and must complete community service hours.


Adult Confirmation
The Bishop of the South Region of the Archdiocese of Boston confers the sacrament of Confirmation on adults each year in the spring. For those desiring to participate in the sacrament, St. Marys will be offering a preparation session in the parish in January. This can be a wonderful opportunity to grow and develop one’s faith. The sessions are geared toward exploring how God acts in our lives and how membership in the Church strengthens our relationship with God our creator, God our savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Contact Jane Kuklis at 781-545-3335, ext. 212 for more information.

Sacrament of Marriage
It is necessary to contact the Parish Office at least six months in advance of the anticipated wedding date in order to provide sufficient time to prepare for this Sacrament.  Please call the office at 781-545-3335.

Download Wedding Policies and Guidelines here.


Holy Orders and Religious Life
We encourage parishioners interested and called to serve God in the Church as a priest, deacon or religious brother or sister.  Additional information about vocations in the Catholic faith, and in the Archdiocese of Boston in particular, can be obtained through the Archdiocese website.

St. Mary of the Nativity also has a program in place which encourages families to pray together for vocations to the priesthood and religious life as the parish joins them in those prayers.  Through our Vocation Cross Program one family per week is presented with the cross at Mass and asked to pray the vocation prayer each day.  After one week, the cross is then presented to the next family.  Individuals or families that would like to participate may sign-up in the vestibule of the Main church.  If you are discerning a vocation, please contact the Pastor or Vocation Office of the Boston Archdiocese at 617-746-5949 or

e-mail: info@vocationsboston.org.

Anointing of the Sick
Pastoral care of the sick and dying is a very important part of our Catholic mission. The Anointing of the Sick can be administered to any Catholic who is seriously ill or anticipating surgery or a medical procedure. This Sacrament should be received in the early stages of illness and should not be delayed until the person is dying. Please call the Parish Office to make arrangements for this Sacrament to be administered or if you would like further information.

In an emergency situation after office hours, call 781-545-3335 and listen for the "emergency line" options.

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