Sacraments

Baptism
"The fruit of Baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins, birth into the new life by which man becomes an adoptive son of the Father, a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit. By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ, and made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ" (CCC 1279).

Baptism preparation meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month after the 10:30 Mass. An appointment for these sessions is required. All parents and, if possible, godparents must attend a Baptism preparation session prior to their child being baptized at OLM. To schedule a Baptism, please email Deacon Jack Carey or call the parish office at 356-2535. Click here to access the online and printable versions of the Baptism registration form.

Reconciliation
"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion" (CCC 1422).

Confession times and other important information are posted on the homepage. For First Reconciliation, please call the religious education office for information on the program that needs to be completed before receiving this sacrament.

Eucharist
"By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity" (CCC 1413).

The distribution of Holy Communion occurs following all weekend Masses, and during daily Mass. Times are posted on the homepage. For First Communion, please call the religious education office for information on the program that needs to be completed before receiving this sacrament.

Confirmation
"Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds" (CCC 1316).

Please call the religious education office at 356-7582 (ext. 18) for information on the program that needs to be completed before receiving this sacrament.

Marriage
"The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life" (CCC 1661).

Please contact the parish office nine months in advance. One of the parties (or their parents) must be registered members of the parish. Other requirements can be found here: Wedding Requirements

Holy Orders
"Since the beginning, the ordained ministry has been conferred and exercised in three degrees: that of bishops, that of presbyters, and that of deacons. The ministries conferred by ordination are irreplaceable for the organic structure of the Church: without the bishop, presbyters, and deacons, one cannot speak of the Church" (CCC 1593).

More information can be found here: Priesthood- Diocese of Manchester.

Anointing of the Sick
"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ" (CCC 1499).

Anyone who cannot celebrate mass with us in church because of illness, disability or age, or wishes to receive the sacraments is asked to call the parish office at 356-2535. Please notify us of any hospitalization so that we may visit.