Sacramental Life
"For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ."
(Galatians 3: 27)

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ADULT CONFIRMATION LAZARUS FUNERAL MINISTRY RCIA / CHRIST-SEEKERS
BAPTISM MINISTRY PRE-CANA:
TRANSFORMED IN LOVE
UNITED IN CHRIST: WEDDING COORDINATORS

This ministry is for those who have been Baptized and received Holy
Communion, but have not yet celebrated Confirmation. We encourage you to further understand these sacramental gifts as you grow in your faith journey.

Participation: Seven-week preparation, offered in the fall and winter.

Contact: Deacon Vinny Gatto 978-686-4050

The ministry team members lead monthly baptism preparation meetings for parents and godparents, and are present at Sunday baptisms to welcome the families and support the priests before, during, and after the ceremony.

Volunteering: Four times per year for either preparation or celebration.

Contact: Colleen Contrada 978-794-3562

Lazarus Funeral Ministry provides support and love to families grieving the loss of a loved one during their funeral liturgy at St. Michael Church. The
ministry sets up for Mass, assists the priest, and cleans up afterwards. The parish does offer additional support as needed or requested.

Volunteering: At least once per month or as able.

Contact: Jim Bloise 978-686-4050

PRE-CANA: TRANSFORMED IN LOVE

Married couples share their faith in presentations, followed by discussion on various topics. As the sacrament of marriage is being planned, reflection toward greater understanding of the marital vows is presented for reflection.

Volunteering: 10-15 hours for one week in the winter.

Witness: “Preparing to share our faith with the younger couples has strengthened our own marriage!” - J & H

Contact: Lisa and Todd McCabe 978-686-4050

Christ-Seekers welcomes all those interested in becoming full members of the Catholic through the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation. A stronger relationship with Jesus Christ is guaranteed!

Participation: Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, September—May

Witness: “Before I started Christ-Seekers, I thought that religion was a sign of weakness! Now, I’ve made a 180 degree turn and know that God is with me ALWAYS, helping me cope with all that life throws me! I feel so embraced by God and by our St. Michael Parish family!” - S

Contact: Susan Venkatesan 978-686-4050

Different from PreCana, this team meets with the engaged couples to help them with their wedding rehearsal and ceremony.

Volunteering: Approximately one rehearsal and wedding per month.

Contact: Frank DiNuccio 978-688-0079