Sacraments

The Sacraments were instituted by the Lord Jesus himself and accompany us on our life's journey of faith. God's grace is communicated to us through them. The celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Marriage, Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Orders are at the center of what we do as a parish community. 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

 

Saturday: 3 - 4 PM

 

Sunday: 5 - 6 PM

 

Wednesday: 6 - 7 PM

 

Also, 30 minutes before Sunday Masses and anytime in the rectory (please call in advance so a priest will be available).

 

Remember 

If you need help-especially if you have been away for some time, simply ask the priest and he will help you by "walking" you through the steps to make a good confession.

 

Before Confession 

Be truly sorry for your sins. The essential act of Penance on the part of the penitent is contrition, a clear and decisive rejection of the sin committed, together with a resolution not to commit the sin again out of the love one has for God. This love is reborn with repentance. The resolution to avoid committing these sins in the future (amendment) is a sure sign that your sorrow is genuine and authentic. This does not mean that a promise never to fall again into sin is necessary. A resolution to try to avoid the near occasions of sin suffices for true repentance. God's grace in cooperation with the intention to rectify your life will give you the strength to resist and overcome temptation in the future.

 

Examination of Conscience

Before going to Confession you should make a review of mortal and venial sins since your last sacramental confession, and should express sorrow for sins, hatred for sins and a firm resolution not to sin again.

According to Archdiocesan guidelines, children preparing to celebrate their First Reconciliation must be enrolled in either a Catholic School or the parish's School Religion Program, both during the year of preparation as well as the year immediately prior to preparation. In order to prepare for First Holy Communion in the spring, children must first successfully prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

For additional information please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education: Gail Hagstrom - (781) 289-8126

Sacraments of Baptism and Marriage

Marriage

The Roman Catholic Church teaches that marriage is a sacrament. Therefore, we would hope that those who wish to receive this sacrament at Immaculate Conception would be registered, active members of this parish community. Each couple should register in the parish where they plan to live after the wedding and make themselves known to the priests there.

 

Each marriage preparation will take around 6 months to a year.

Any additional questions, please contact the parish rectory 781-289-0735

 

Baptism

Infant Baptisms are celebrated once a month for both English and Spanish.

Parents and godparents will meet on Friday night before the Baptism in the lower church at 7:00 pm for a preparation seminar held by the priest. The parents and godparents need to be active members either of this parish or in a different location to transmit the faith to their godchild.

 

Please come to the rectory to fill out an application. For more information, please call the parish rectory, 781-289-0735.

 

There will be NO baptisms in March and April during Lent.

Funerals

We offer condolences on the loss of your loved one. We realize this is a difficult time, and want to be a source of assistance and support. Listed below are different funeral homes you can call to help you plan for a funeral service that will meet your needs.  Please call the funeral home of your choice. 

Vazza Beechwood

Funeral Home

262 Beach St. 

Revere, MA 02151

781-284-1127

Buonfiglio 

Funeral Home

128 Revere St.

Revere, MA 02151

781-284-3376

Vertuccio & Smith

Funeral Home

773 Broadway

Revere, MA 02151

781-284-7756