March 13, 2020

Dear parishioners,

Earlier this afternoon, Cardinal Se á n O'Malley made the decision to temporarily suspend all daily and Sunday Masses throughout the Archdiocese of Boston. All Masses (including the 9am daily Mass on Saturday morning) have been cancelled until further notice. In addition to this, all social events, adult faith formation, bible studies, and youth ministry events at the Holy Mothers Collaborative have been cancelled until further notice.

Faith Formation Classes for grades 1 through 9 have been cancelled for the remainder of the year. You will be receiving more information from the Religious Education office regarding our steps moving forward sometime in the near future.

Please see below for the full message from the Archdiocese:

Following Governor Baker's Emergency Order concerning the Commonwealth's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Cardinal O’Malley has established the following policies for the Archdiocese of Boston effective immediately:

  • All Masses and religious services in all Archdiocesan parishes, missions, and campus ministries are suspended until further notice.

  • Baptisms, Confirmations, weddings, and funerals may proceed but attendance should be limited to only immediate family.

  • The Cardinal has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston.

  • All other events (faith formation, youth ministry, social events, fundraising activities) should be cancelled or postponed until further notice.

  • Archdiocese of Boston parish schools and Archdiocesan elementary and high schools will be closed for two weeks from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27. Going forward we will consider whether this period needs to be extended.

Cardinal O'Malley encourages Catholics, and all people who would find it helpful, to participate in the daily and Sunday Mass by way of Catholic TV. Schedules and access to the televised Mass and rebroadcasts are available at  or  and by consulting local cable providers or network listings.

During this time of extraordinary challenges Cardinal O'Malley holds as among the highest priorities the safety and well-being of all people in the communities served by the Archdiocese. The Cardinal asks all to join in prayer for the health care professionals and civic officials who are striving to respond to the needs of those who are ill and as best possible prevent further transmission of the virus.

We pray for all those affected by this terrible virus as well as all those who are working to keep us safe. Please be assured of my prayers for the health of you and your family during this difficult time.

Yours in Christ,
Father Chris


Daily Mass airs live at 9:30am and is rebroadcast at 7pm and 11:30pm.

Sunday Masses air throughout the day at 10am, 4pm, 7pm, and 11:30pm.

Mass can be streamed at any time on or