Sacraments

Introduction and Overview

Sacraments

The Sacraments are defined as outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ to help individuals in their spiritual life and to grow in holiness. Sacraments are mysteries; they are signs of the sacred presence of our God in our midst today. They are more than mere signs, however, for the sacraments impart grace. The sacraments help to make people holy and build-up the body of Christ. They are a way to relate to God throughout life’s transitions and help us to give praise and worship to God. They help us nourish, strengthen, and express our faith. Through the sacraments, Jesus remains with His people, strengthening, healing, feeding, and forgiving them as they face life’s challenges.

The Catholic Church celebrates seven Sacraments, which were instituted by Christ during his earthly ministry and which continue to define the liturgical life of the Church today. The Sacraments nourish, strengthen, and express faith.

Reconciliation

Saturdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm or by appointment.

Sundays from 5:00 to 5:30 pm

Baptisms - English

are held on the 4th Saturday of the month at 12:00 pm.  Call to register

Baptisms - Spanish 

are held on the 4th Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm.  Call to register.

Weddings

Please consult with a priest at least six months in advance. A program of preparation is required of all couples.  

Wedding Handbook 

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Sacramental Record

If you received a Sacrament (Baptism, First Communion, Marriage) at Sacred Hearts and are in need of a copy, please click below and complete a request form.  

Request copy of a Sacramental Record 

First Eucharist

First Eucharist preparation is given through Religious Education in grade two (2). Students must have one (1) year of Religious Education or be enrolled in Catholic school prior to beginning the First Communion Preparation.

The sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will be given at the end of the second year of preparation to those who have completed the appropriate work.

Confirmation

Confirmation preparation is given through Religious Education in grade ten (10). Students must have one (1) year of Religious Education or be enrolled in Catholic school prior to beginning the Confirmation Preparation.

For more information about First Eucharist and Confirmation please contact the Religious Education department at 781-322-5211 or email [email protected]