The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.-The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1131
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.-The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213
If you are looking to have your child Baptized at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, please contact the parish center at 617-846-7400 ext 3.
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.-The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324
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Completing the Sacraments of Initiation, receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation indicates that an individual has been fully initiated into the Church and has received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Strengthened by the graces and gifts that the sacrament brings, the individual is now more equipped to respond to the call to spread the faith and His Word to the world!
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The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.-The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601
If you are getting married and would like to have your wedding at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, please contact the parish center at 617-846-7400 ext 3.
320 Winthrop Street
Parish Office Hours
Mon – Thur: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
617-846-7400 ext 3