New Parishioner FAQs

Everything you need to know about Saint Cecilia as a new parishioner!

Getting to Saint Cecilia

What is the parking situation?
Is the church/parish hall accessible by elevator?

Yes. If you are coming here for Mass or for any event in the church, there is an elevator just inside the glass street level entrance on Belvidere Street. If you visit our offices during the week, there is an elevator just inside the pavilion entrance on St. Cecilia Street.

Mass-Related Odds & Ends

Regular Mass Schedule


5:00 p.m. – In-person


8:00 a.m. – In-person
9:30 a.m. – In-person & Livestream
11:30 a.m. – In-person
6:00 p.m. – In-person

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00 a.m. – In-person

How can I get a Mass card?

Mass enrollment cards can be requested at the parish reception desk. Please call the Parish Office (617-536-4548) for more information.

How do I add someone’s name to the parish prayer list?

Please call the Parish Office (617-536-4548).

How do I donate flowers for a memorial?

Email Mark Donohoe (

I have celiac disease; do you have low-gluten communion hosts?

Yes, the parish has a supply of low-gluten altar bread available for those who cannot tolerate gluten. Our low-gluten bread is made with wheat starch and water. The gluten content is less than 0.01%. It is made, stored, and shipped in a designated area free from all other wheat products. If you would like to receive Holy Communion with one of these hosts, please ask a greeter when you arrive for Mass.

The Sacraments

How do I make an appointment for confession?

Please call the Parish Office (617-536-4548).

What is an annulment and how can I learn more about the annulment process?

An annulment is a declaration by a Church tribunal (a Catholic church court) that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least one of the essential elements required for a binding union. The annulment process is frequently misunderstood. If you would like more information on the annulment process, please contact Mark Donohoe (

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). It is always possible to anoint the sick following one of our regularly scheduled liturgies.

Getting Involved in the Parish

What parish ministries are there?

Our ministry work is divided into five major catagories: liturgy and music, outreach, faith formation, fellowship, and hospitality. You can learn more about our liturgical ministries here and our other parish ministries here. You can also learn about what our ministries are up to in our weekly parish bulletin

How can I enroll my children in the Faith Formation Program?

Our Faith Formation Program (kindergarten through grade 10) runs from late September to early May. If you’re enrolling outside of the June-September registration period, please contact our Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator, Carly-Anne Gannon (

Parish Accessibility

The church building is fully accessible by elevator at both the street level entrance on Belvidere Street (at the front of the building), and at the entrance on the corner of St. Cecilia Street and Scotia Street (the left side of the building).