Important update from Pastor

News March 28, 2020

 

Welcome Back!

Dear Parishioners,

After suspending all activities due to the Pandemic, I am very happy to inform you that on May 31st 2020 the Feast of Pentecost, we shall re-open our Parish.

I am very grateful for your support for the Church, especially your continuing your monthly donations whether by mail, by delivery to the Rectory or online. Remember you can register to give to our Parish online by going to the 90 days online through the Archdiocese of Boston at BostonCatholic.org.

While re-opening our Church will give us the opportunity to celebrate Holy Mass at our Parish, I am kindly requesting those who feel uncomfortable returning at this time as well as those of vulnerable age, to remain at home and worship with us through livestream on YouTube (Immaculate Conception Everett MA), Catholic TV or other social media where you are able to follow Holy Mass.

I know that you will cooperate with the work of the Preparation Committee to assure our safety while worshipping together. Among other directives are the following requirements:  we may have a maximum of only 40% of the size of the congregation in the Church; we must keep a social distance of 6 feet apart; we must wear a mask before, during and after Mass; the Church must be deep cleaned.

In these early days, we have limited sitting spaces in the upper Church, only about 78, and in the Chapel about 30 people will be able to attend each Mass.  I would not want anyone to be turned away at the door, it is very important that you call the Rectory to indicate what Mass you would like to attend and leave you name.  If the Mass you would like to attend is full, we will recommend another Mass that has availability.  Please call the Parish number 617 389 5661. Our Mass schedule is:

Saturday at 4:00pm (English), 7.30pm (Vietnamese)

Sunday at 7, 9, and 11 am (English), 1:00pm (Spanish), 4 pm (Haitian)

There will be a basket in the back of the Church for the Offertory Collection since we have been told not to take up the collection in the normal way.  Please be as generous as you can.

Daily Masses will be as usual at 7:00am in the Chapel. The Sacrament of Confession will be on Wed and Thurs at 4:00-5:00pm in the Chapel. Funeral Masses will follow the same norms.

Welcome back and we are so glad that, that you are here so that we may once again celebrate as a Community.

 

Fr. Chacha SMA.