May 18, 2020 - Update from Fr. Bob Deehan, Pastor of Holy Family Church regarding Phase 1 Re-Opening

05-18-2020NewsFr. Bob Deehan

We welcome the news announced today that parishes can resume Mass beginning this weekend provided they are able to adhere to the strict guidelines from both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Archdiocese of Boston. These requirements stipulate specific attendance and social distancing parameters, as well as other safeguards intended to prevent people from contracting the coronavirus and limit its contagion.

The necessary steps a parish must follow are contained in the document released earlier today entitled, Archdiocese of Boston’s Plan for safely resuming Mass at the beginning of Phase One, which can be found by clicking here. Because parishes must have all of these requirements in place before re-opening, it is understood that “many or even most parishes” will need more time to prepare.