First Communion

“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit’ of the Christian life.The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”

(Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1324)

Children prepare for their First Communion beginning in First Grade either through the Parish Religious Education Program or the Parish School. Please refer to the Religious Education Program pages in this website for registration information for your child.

First Penance

“It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin. It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction.”

(Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1423)

Children prepare for their First Penance beginning in First Grade either through the Parish Religious Education Program or the Parish School. Please refer to the Religious Education Program pages in this website for registration information for your child.

Confirmation

“Confirmation is given only once, for it too imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual mark, the “character,” which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the seal of his Spirit by clothing him with power from on high so that he may be his witness.”

(Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1304)

High-School Program:
The Confirmation program is a two-year program given by Faith Formation Ministry. Youth entering the 9th or 10th grade should refer to the Faith Formation Ministry pages in this website for registration information.

Adult Confirmation Program:
If you are a baptized Catholic, age 18 years-old or older, who has received First Holy Communion and would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, then this program is for you. The Confirmation program is offered two times a year, typically during the months October/November and January/ February. Candidates meet weekly for six consecutive weeks from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM on location at St. Catherine Parish.

Registration fee is $20.00. Please make checks payable to St. Catherine of Siena Parish. To register, or for more information, please call 781-762-5354 Ext. 273.

Holy Orders

“Accept from the holy people of God the gifts to be offered to him. Know what you are doing, and imitate the mystery you celebrate; model your life on the mystery of the Lord’s Cross.”

(Rite of Ordination)

Any man interested in learning more about the priesthood is invited to speak with one of the priests.

Anointing of the Sick

“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”

(James 5:14-15)

Please contact a priest if any person is infirmed either in the hospital or at home, preparing for surgery, or unable to attend Mass because of illness, age or handicap.