Public Masses Resume


This is phase one of a multi-phased process of relaxation of restrictions put into place to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. We are making every effort to protect the health and safety of those choosing to attend Mass. Elders and vulnerable populations are encouraged to stay home in this early phase and watch Mass on our live-stream broadcast or on CatholicTV.  The dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation remains in effect.

Once registered, we ask that you arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled Mass time and park in the Tremont Street Parking Lot.

Experience Sunday Mass virtually at home on YouTube or Facebook.

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Mass Re-Opening Phase 1 Guidelines

These are the protocols for the weekend of June 6th and 7th and may be adjusted in the future. Everyone's safety is dependent upon everyone's compliance with these guidelines. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

In order to love your neighbor, please observe the following protocols when coming to Mass:

  • Enter the church only if you are feeling well.
  • Wear a face covering at all times in the church.
  • Allow 6 feet between families and individuals.
  • Sanitize your hands.
  • Follow the guidance of your Seating Ambassador.
  • Refrain from singing, but participate in the Mass with spoken responses.

Mass attendance details:

  • Please register in advance using the registration links above or calling 781-934-5055.
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before Mass and park in the Tremont Street parking lot. The Chestnut Street parking lot will be closed.
  • You will be greeted at your car to explain how to proceed to the check-in table.
  • Please sanitize your hands and place your mask on before exiting your vehicle.
  • You will check in at the table outside the front doors of the church and signs will direct you to the appropriate place.
  • A Seating Ambassador will bring you to your seat for Mass.
  • All missals have been removed from the church. However, you may bring your own or follow along with the readings on our projection screens. If you bring your own, please remember to take it home with you.
  • During Mass, a Seating Ambassador will guide you for the reception of Holy Communion.
  • A Seating Ambassador will guide you on how and when to exit the church at the conclusion of Mass.
  • The Church will be completely sanitized between Masses.

Watch this video from the Archdiocese, which will help you see how Mass will work in Phase One of Reopening:

Process for Receiving Communion:

Your Seating Ambassador will let you know when your pew can line up for communion. The floor has markings to help you stay six feet from the person in front of you. You are to approach the Priest or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and fully extend your hands. The Eucharist will be carefully placed into your hand to avoid contact. You will then step aside to a designated area, partially remove your mask, consume the Eucharist, and then re-mask before returning to your seat following the directions of the Seating Ambassador.


Still have questions? Visit the Frequently asked Questions (FAQs) Page here.