News and Updates
Mass schedule, registration, and other important information.
Registration for weekend and Christmas Masses is still required at this time. Please see below for registration information.
Sunday Mass (Registration deadline is each Friday at 6PM)
Saturday Vigil 4:00PM and Sunday 9AM and 11AM.
Monday to Friday at 8AM.
Easter Masses (Registration required for those Masses note with an *asterisk* and is open March 12 to March 26.)
Holy Thursday, April 1
*Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7PM
Eucharistic Adoration until 9PM
Good Friday, April 2
Stations of the Cross: 12PM
Veneration of the Cross: 3PM
Holy Saturday, April 3
*Easter Vigil: 7PM
*Easter Sunday, April 4
8AM, 10AM, and 12Noon
Regularly scheduled confessions will be held. Parishioners will have the opportunity to speak face to face or use a screen, and social distance will be maintained. Registration is not required for Confession.
OLA Confessions: Saturdays from 3:00PM to 3:45PM in the Annex. Please be seated at an appropriate distance from others as you wait for the Sacrament.
Information to be given to Register: (Please note registration ends on Fridays at 6PM each week to give us time to ensure we are complying with state and diocesan capacity guidelines.)
Names of all attendees
Date, time, and church of the Mass you wish to attend
**You will receive a confirmation email/phone call.
508-428-2011 ext 201
Can Everybody Go to Mass?
Bishop da Cunha has said the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will remain in effect until further notice. Our governor is asking vulnerable, at-risk and otherwise concerned persons to remain at home, this includes those who are over 65 and those with underlying health conditions. Those who are feeling sick, or have any symptoms of illness must stay home so as to avoid spreading sickness. Therefore, we ask you to use precaution when deciding whether to come or not.
You must register to attend Mass. It may sound strange; however, in order to keep people safely distanced inside the church buildings and maintain under 40% capacity per Massachusetts requirements, it is necessary to limit the number of individuals inside the church for Mass. We ask that you email or call to register for a particular Mass for that coming weekend. If Masses fill up we will let you know and direct you to an open Mass for that weekend, or put your name first on the list for the following weekend.
What do I need to do for Mass?
Please bring and wear a face covering into church. A face covering is not primarily for yourself but for those around you.
Please bring hand sanitizer. We will have sanitizer at the doors of the church, however this supply must be used prudently and carefully for all parishioners for several weeks.
You MUST come 20 minutes early. This is crucial. We will not be able to keep social distancing if everyone shows up exactly at the time of the Mass.
Other items to note:
You will be brought to a seat which will be at least six feet away from others (this does not apply for families living in the same home).
There will be no singing from the congregation at Mass. The research has shown that the virus spreads mostly through water droplets escaping from our mouths, which would include while singing. Our cantors will sing and will maintain a distance of at least six feet from others.
There will be no missalettes or bulletins so as to limit the number of surfaces by which the virus could spread. You may view and print bulletins on our website, or call Barbara at OLV at 508.775.5744x200 to have one mailed to you.
The collection baskets will not be passed. Instead, we will leave baskets at the doors of the church for people to use for their donations. We also encourage online giving through WeShare.
Distribution of Holy Communion will be possible with specific directions which we will communicate at Mass.
We realize there are many changes and details. Please know that all of these are being taken for the safety of our parishioners. If there is any way that we can be of assistance please do not hesitate to reach out.
Please know of our continued prayers and availability as we navigate this challenging time together!