Sacramental Preparation

Sacraments of Initiation: For those over the age of five who desire to be received from another Christian tradition or to be baptized for the first time, the Church provides for their formation and catechesis through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA; in Spanish it is rendered RICA). Our parish has 4 teams: adult teams for English and Spanish adults, and teams for children and teens in English and Spanish. The teams meet on Sunday mornings beginning at 10 AM. For the English adult team, contact Father Peter Joyce at 508-765-3701. For the English children and teen team, contact Margo LaFleche at 508-764-7882. For the Spanish RICA team, contact Deacon Teodoro at 508-764-2850. For children, the Spanish RICA team, contact Alejandro Henao at 774-253-2369.

Baptism for Infants: Instruction for parents who request baptism for their infant or child under five is available in English and Spanish. Help is needed for a team to assist in being hospitable and teaching the meaning and value of baptism to young parents.

          The English instruction includes a visit in the parents’ home by parishioners and a follow up instruction on the second Thursday of each month at 7 PM. To volunteer, contact Father Peter at 508-764-3701.

          The Spanish instruction takes place on the first and second Thursdays of each month at 7 PM. To help, contact Sor Rosita at 508-765-0394.

Confirmation: Those of high school age interested in confirming their faith need to register in September. Classes are held monthly on Monday evenings from 6:30-8PM in the cafeteria at TCA. An adult sponsor is needed to be part of the instruction. The bishop joins us in the spring to celebrate the sacrament in our parish. To be part of our formation team, contact Antonia at 508-765-3704.

First Communion: Those interested in making their 1st communion should register by September. Those in Catholic schools need to register as well. Classes are held in the spring on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 PM. Babysitting for other siblings is provided. Those interested in helping as aides to our catechetical team, please call Antonia at 508-765-3704.

First Confession: Classes begin in October with a parish celebration in November. Parents are involved in the process. Those interested in helping as an aide, should call Antonia at 508-765-3704.

Marriage Preparation: Couples preparing for a marriage in the Catholic Church need to complete a formation process to assist them in developing skills to help in their marriage. Our parish offers the experience of a couple sharing from their marriage to help the couple approaching marriage; this is known as Couple to Couple Ministry. Couples meet as mutually convenient in the host couple’s home. Training is provided. To volunteer, contact Len Lazure at 508-764-4071 or Sor Rosita at 508-765-0394.