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Year of the Eucharist - Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction

Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction
Most Blessed Sacrament Church
8:00AM – 9:15AM

  • May 01, 2021
  • May 22, 2021
  • June 05, 2021


“…the Eucharist heals us of our wounds, emptiness and sadness, and gives us
the strength to share Christ’s loving mercy with others.”

Pope Francis

 

A letter from our Pastor about reopening

As you are by now aware, Governor Baker has announced a four phased approach to reopening businesses across the state.  Phase one will allow some essential stores and businesses to reopen immediately and we were pleasantly surprised to hear that places of worship are included in this first phase.  Immediately after the announcement the Archdiocese sent out to every parish an eleven page directive with guidelines to reopen our churches safely.  This is all very good news, but I want to be clear—reopening does not mean a return to normal.  How we celebrate Mass will be very different for the foreseeable future.  The necessary precautions and requirements are long and will definitely take some time to get used to, but the presence of the virus has already changed our lives on so many levels.  As we put together our own plan of reopening the parish, I want to make you aware of a few decisions that have already been made.

1. This coming week both churches and parish offices will be deep cleaned and sanitized by an outside company.  The cleaning will consist of a disinfecting fogging/spraying as well as the use of UVC light to kill all bacteria and viruses.

Daily Mass will resume this starting on Monday, May 25th at 8:00 a.m. with our regular weekday schedule:

 8:00 a.m. Monday & Tuesday at MBS and 8:00 a.m. Thursday & Friday at Incarnation.

Funeral liturgies will also be allowed starting this coming week, May 25th.

Weekend liturgies will resume May 30th & 31st—the Feast of Pentecost

We will initially return to our regular weekend schedule at both parishes but that may change due to the limits of capacity numbers allowed and the time necessary to properly clean and sanitize the church between liturgies.  We may very well need to make some changes in Mass times due to these constraints going forward.

 We will only be allowed 40% of our church capacity at any liturgy.  Once we reach that number we will not be allowed to admit any more and the doors closed.  The people who attend any liturgy will be required to social distance (6 feet) from others.  Families of one household will be able to sit together but all areas of the church will be clearly marked.  Everyone must wear a mask or facial covering while in the church. 

We will be asked to accept and adjust to many other changes and requirements as we begin to open up our churches.  We will all need a great deal of patience and flexibility in the coming weeks for sure.  Please keep in mind that although it is great news to be back in church for Mass—it is not business as usual.  You will notice many other changes as well and we will be asked to accept a new normal.

  We will get through this together…..Fr. Steve