Restrictions in Time of Health Crisis
We regret that the following restrictions are temporarily in effect due to health concerns.
- St. Mary lower church will be open daily for Adoration only between 3pm and 5pm. Limit: 10 people at one time. SOCIAL DISTANCE MUST BE MAINTAINED.
- All priests are offering daily private Masses.
- Baptisms: May proceed but attendance must be limited to no more than 10 persons.
- Funerals: Funeral Masses and other forms of funeral services at church are suspended however an opportunity for a graveside committal service is offered and a Memorial Mass when Mass celebrations can resume.
St. Mary's Sacrament Schedule
- Baptisms are celebrated on Sundays throughout the month in the upper church. To schedule your child's baptism, please access the Baptism Registration Form here, or contact the parish office.
- Reconciliation: Confessions are Saturdays from 3:00–3:45 PM or by appointment
- Matrimony: Please make arrangements with the parish priest at least eight months in advance to allow for adequate preparation.
Visitation to the sick: We are eager to help anyone who cannot celebrate Mass with us in church. If you wish to receive the sacraments of Confession, Communion, or the Anointing of the Sick, please call the rectory at 781-729-0055.
The descriptions of the Sacraments below are from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ's call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.
Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church. The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven. In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins. With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God.
The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.