Frequently Asked Questions

Are the church and Parish Pastoral Center accessible? 
Yes, All spaces at Saint Cecilia are accessible. 

How do I register in the parish?
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How can I sign up for recurring giving with iGive?
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How can I get married at Saint Cecilia Church?
Contact Mark Donohoe for more information on getting married at Saint Cecilia

How do I have my baby baptized at Saint Cecilia?
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How can I enroll my children in the Faith Formation Program (Religious Education)?
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How can I get a Mass enrollment card?
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How do I add someone’s name to the parish prayer list?
To add someone’s name to the prayer list, please e-mail [email protected]

How do I donate flowers for a memorial? 
To donate altar flowers in memory of a loved one, please e-mail Scott MacDonald at least one week in advance.

I have celiac disease; do you have low-gluten communion hosts? 
Yes, if you would like to receive Holy Communion with one of these hosts, please ask one of our Greeters or call the Parish Office at (617) 536-4548.

How do I request an FM listening device when I come to Mass?
Small receivers are available for anyone who may have trouble hearing the sound system. Simply request a receiver from one of our greeters before Mass.

How can I arrange to receive the Sacrament of the Sick?
To arrange for the Sacrament of the Sick or Viaticum for the Dying (Holy Communion for those in danger of death), please call the Parish Office (617)-536-4548.

How can I arrange for Holy Communion to be brought to someone unable to get to Mass?
Please call the Parish Office at (617) 536-4548

Where can I park when I come to Saint Cecilia?
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How can I propose an activity for the parish?
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What is a CORI and why do I have to submit to a criminal background check?
A CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) is a record of all criminal court appearances in Massachusetts for a particular individual, including arrests, convictions, dismissals, and serious violations. You will have a Massachusetts CORI if you have ever been charged with a crime in a state or federal court in Massachusetts, whether your case ended with a conviction, a finding of not guilty, charges were dismissed, or another outcome. The Archdiocese of Boston requires us to perform criminal background checks for anyone who engages in a ministry that has the potential of coming into contact with children or senior parishioners. Although this includes catechists, greeters, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, members of the Saint Cecilia CARES Team, and others, having a criminal record does not necessarily mean that you cannot be engaged in these ministries. If you have a criminal record, the Braintree diocesan office that processes the CORI check is well aware of the need to keep your information confidential. If your record has no bearing on the ministry in which you wish to participate, you will simply be approved. If there is an issue that prohibits you from engaging in certain ministries, only the pastor will be notified and he will try and help you identify a more appropriate parish ministry. For more information on the CORI process or to find out which parish ministries do not require a CORI check, please contact the Parish Office.