Updated Mass Attendance Guidelines


Masks are no longer required for vaccinated people in the State of Massachusetts. The State does advise that non-vaccinated people continue to wear masks. We no longer require masks in church. If you would like to continue to wear a mask, you are always welcome to do so. We have a section specially designated for those who wish to sit socially distant from other people located on the parking lot side transept.

A person will no longer need to be seated by a seating ambassador and all rows will be available except in the designated socially distanced section, where ropes and social distance markers remain.

Distribution of Holy Communion will look much closer to our pre-pandemic experience, except in the socially distanced section. The Precious Blood will remain unavailable for the foreseeable future. Communion on the tongue is permitted.

Congregational singing is now allowed and we encourage your full participation.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been reinstated, except for those ill, infirm, unvaccinated, exposed to Covid or with another serious reason. We urge people who have gotten out of the habit of attending Mass weekly and who have no valid reason to stay away, to begin again worshiping God with fellow parishioners. Anyone unable to come to Mass is welcome to view our live-stream of the Sunday 9:00am Mass. It can be found on the www.holyfamilyduxbury.org homepage. A recording of the Mass is available afterwards on our website and on our YouTube channel.