The Sacraments
Sacrament of Baptism Any Sunday of the month at the 11:00 Mass so that the child may be welcomed and received in the presence of our community. Please schedule Baptisms by calling the Parish Office. Our Baptism Class for parents (and Godparents, if possible) is held the first Friday of each month at 7:00PM at the Parish Center; you must register with the Parish Office to attend. Sacrament of Penance The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated each Saturday at 3:30 PM or by appointment. Communal Reconciliation services are usually held during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Sacrament of Marriage Couples who are planning their marriage are asked to contact the pastor no later than six months in advance of the wedding to make the necessary arrangements. Marriage preparation for engaged couples includes several sessions with the pastor and attendance at one of the required diocesan programs for engaged couples.      Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick Communal anointing of the sick takes place twice a year during the Sunday liturgy and is announced ahead of time. If anyone in your family is ill and in need of this sacrament, please call the Parish Office, 485-2285, to make the necessary arrangements.      Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation is based on readiness, not grade or age, and is part of the Religious Education Program. Further information may be obtained by calling Kristin Merrill at 508-229-2429 or email at kmerrill@stmatthewsb.org  
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