The Sacrament of Baptism

Time and Day:  Baptisms normally take place at St. Margaret Mary Parish on the second Sunday of the month at 12:00 PM. However, priests or deacons who are family members or friends are more than welcome to come and celebrate baptism for your family at another time and date. As a matter of church practice, the sacrament of baptism should be celebrated on a Sunday since it is the day of the resurrection and new life.

Preparation:  If this is the first time you are having one of your children baptized, you need to attend a baptismal instruction.

Registration:  Simply call the parish office at 781-326-1071, Monday - Friday from 9:30-4:30, and speak with any of the staff. They will take down the initial information for baptism and answer any questions you may have.

Godparents:  According to church law, godparents are to be baptized and confirmed Catholics. There needs to be one godfather and/or one godmother, but not two of either. Another Christian may stand as a Christian witness with a godparent and is listed as such in the baptismal record. If a godparent is not able to attend the baptism, someone else may stand in as proxy for them. St. Margaret Mary Parish does not require documentation for anyone to be a godparent as we trust people's honesty in this matter.

Fee:  As a matter of church law, there is no fee for baptisms. However, a free will offering to the church is always welcome.