Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism is celebrated on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 1:15 PM in the Chapel.  A preparation meeting for parents and Godparents is held on the Friday evening prior to the second Sunday of the month at 7:30 PM in the Chapel. Parents are asked to contact the Parish Office at least two weeks before the Baptism. If you are expecting your first child, or are new to the parish, please contact the Parish Office one month before your baby's due date. Baptism is the sacrament of welcome into the community of faith. For this reason, and because of the large number of Baptisms at Saint Theresa's each year, the parish cannot offer private Baptisms.  

For more information about Adult Baptisms, scroll down to RCIA.

To read more about the sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church, click on the link to Baptism in the right-hand side bar.

Contact Baptism Coordinator Jennifer McKiernan at sttheresabaptisms@gmail.com or 617-325-1300 X-124

 

Parish Confessions

Confessions are heard in the Chapel on Saturday afternoons from 3- 4 PM and on the Thursday before First Friday from 4:30 - 5:00 PM

First Penance and First Communion:

The Grade 1 & 2 Religious Education program is dedicated to preparing the children for their reception of First Penance and First Communion.

Reminder: This is a two year program. All those desiring to receive these sacraments in Grade 2 must register at the beginning of Grade 1.

First Penance is typically at the end of November and First Communion is typically at the beginning of May in our parish.

Children who do not attend Catholic Schools will attend weekly class for two years (Grade 1 & 2). In Grade 2, the children who attend Catholic schools will join us for a few weeks of preparation classes before each sacrament. 

Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 10-11 AM.

To read more about the sacrament of Penace or Eucharist in the Catholic Church, go to the top of this page and click on the links to the sacraments in the right-hand side bar.

For more information on how to register for this program at St. Theresa CLICK HERE

or contact the Grade 1-6 Coordinator Sr Marie-Julie Seguin at ccd.sttheresa@gmail.com

 

Confirmation

Confirmation preparation at St. Theresa’s, as in other parishes, is a two-year program that begins in Grade 9.

During the first year, Grade 9 Public school students attend weekly classes on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 PM, while Grade 9 Catholic school students join us just for a series of three special presentations throughout the year on Tuesday evenings as well as a retreat day.

During the second year, Grade 10 public school students again attend weekly classes on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 PM, while Grade 10 Catholic school students join us on Tuesday nights for preparation classes a few months before Confirmation.

Confirmation is typically celebrated at the end of April each year in our parish.

For more information about Adult Confirmation (after high school), scroll down to RCIA.

To read more about the sacrament of Confirmation in the Catholic Church, go to the top of this page and click on the link to Confirmation in the right-hand side bar.

For more information on how to register for this program at St. Theresa CLICK HERE

or contact the Grade 7-10 Coordinator Ellen Klein at eklein001@gmail.com or 617-469-2898 X-128

 

Marriage

Couples planning to be married at Saint Theresa's should make an appointment with one of the priests at least six months prior to the wedding date. We will also register you for pre-cana when you come for your appointment.

To read more about the sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Church, go to the top of this page and click on the link to Marriage in the right-hand side bar.

Contact the Parsh Office at 617-325-1300.

 

 

RCIA

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the official collection of rites of the Roman Catholic Church for initiation of adults and the reception of baptized candidates into the Church. RCIA is a process rather than a program. It is a process by which adults “after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God….By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and…..will receive the sacraments fruitfully.” It is a process of formation in prayer and the teachings of the Church and especially a deeper awareness of a need for personal conversion toward Jesus Christ. All of this is done within the context of a community of faith – the parish.

The RCIA is for:

    *  people who were never baptized, or

    *  those baptized in another faith, or

    *  those who were baptized Catholic but did not receive the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation.

Participants in RCIA are at different stages on their faith journey. Meetings begin in the Fall and the group meets once a week throughout the year.

If you are interested in the Catholic faith, or have a friend or relative who may be interested in making this journey of faith, please contact us for more information.

To read more about the sacraments of the Catholic Church, go to the top of this page and click on the links to the sacraments in the right-hand side bar.

Contact RCIA Director Susan Abbott at sttadultfaith@gmail.com or contact the Parish Office at 617-325-1300.

 

Adult Faith Formation

The Adult Faith Formation program offers various programs throughout the year. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith and continue to grow deeper in relationship with God as well as fellow parishioners. Each night includes a presentation on a particular topic followed by a time for discussion. Look for current topics and meeting times on our website and in the bulletin.

Contact Susan Abbott at sttadultfaith@gmail.com or contact the Parish Office at 617-325-1300.

 

 

 

More on the Sacraments of the Catholic Church:


Baptism

Penance

Eucharist

Confirmation

Marriage

Anointing the Sick

Holy Orders



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