Sacraments

The liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders.
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Sacraments

Welcome!

If you are new to the parish, please come by the rectory and introduce yourself. We want to know and serve you. We expect you will support the parish with your prayer, time, talent, and treasure.

Sacrament of Baptism

Congratulations on the birth of your child! As a member of St. Mary’s parish, we welcome your child into our faith community. Please note that baptisms are celebrated several times a year, on Sunday, usually following the 10 am Mass. The rest of this year’s schedule for celebrations of the sacrament fall on September 12th, and November 7th. All parents having their children baptized are encouraged–along with family and friends–to attend the 10 am Mass before the baptism. Please make arrangements by calling the rectory at least three months in advance. There are a few meetings with the pastor, and a mandatory baptism workshop held the day before the baptisms for parents and godparents. Take note that baptisms are not celebrated during Lent and Holy Week. Again, congratulations.

Baptism dates for 2022:

February 20, April 17 @ the 10am mass, June 12, September 11, November 6

Sacrament of Matrimony

Congratulations on your decision to marry! We are pleased that you are planning to celebrate your wedding here at St. Mary’s. Please contact the rectory at least one year in advance. There is some preparation required by the pastor and the Diocese of Fall River. Also, make a note that weddings are not celebrated during Lent and Holy Week. May God bless your life together!

Sacrament of the Sick

If you know someone who is homebound or ill, who desires to receive the Sacrament, please contact the rectory.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Peace be with you, as you become one with God and loved ones again! Celebrated on Saturday, 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation. Other times by appointment.

Sponsor Certificates

Needed for godparent-designees for Baptism and Confirmation. They will be issued only to those adults who have been Confirmed, who are registered in the parish, participants at Sunday Mass, validly married in the Church (if applicable) and providing for the religious education of their own children (if applicable).

Adoration

Wednesday with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration in the Chapel of Reconciliation from 8:30 AM to 11:30 A.M.. Benediction at 11:30 A.M.

Religious Education

We offer religious education for grades 1-9. Registration is required.
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Sunday 8:00 AM and 10 AM
Monday through Saturday 8:00 AM

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Location:

440 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA

 

Mailing Address:

41 Harding Road
Fairhaven, MA

Phone: (508)992-7300