Sacraments

Baptism

A preparation process includes meeting with our Pastor. Please contact the rectory to get started.

Confirmation

Usually celebrated in 11th grade as part of our CCD program. Adult classes are also available. Contact our Director of Religious Education.

Confession

Heard before the Masses (and after the Sunday Masses), and twice a year at St. Joseph Church during our Advent and Lenten Communal Reconciliation Services. Also any time by appointment.

Anointing of the Sick

Father Tony routinely offers this Sacrament the first weekend of each month after the Masses.  This is a sacrament of healing. Before surgery, during an extended illness or in extreme cases, do not hesitate to call on the priest to offer the prayers of the Church. There are oils in the Sacristy so the priest can also do anointing during confession times. Please advise us of anyone from your family who is hospitalized, sick or homebound so that we might keep them in prayer and visit them. Hospitals are required to observe confidentiality and privacy laws and no longer inform parishes of admissions of parishioners. Either the patient or a family member may notify the rectory so a priest can visit. It is recommended that Catholics over the age of 70 receive this Sacrament at least yearly.

Marriage

Please make arrangements at least one year in advance.  You may register and pay online for the 1-day (Saturday) Pre-Cana (marriage preparation) class at the Newman Catholic Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, or contact the Rectory for other class locations and dates. See the Marriage Prep Schedule 2015-2016 for more information.

Holy Orders

If you are exploring a vocation to the priesthood, please don’t hesitate to contact the diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Gary Dailey at (413) 452-0816.