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Sacred Heart Church

Covid-19 Updates Related to Parish Liturgies and Programs

Parish Reopening Phase 2
 
We are excited to announce that beginning Saturday, Sept. 19th we will be offering three Mass options Sacred Heart.
 
1. Our Drive-In Mass will continue to be offered on Sundays at 10:00AM. Due to popular demand we plan to continue the Drive-In Mass for as long as possible if weather allows. If you are new to the Drive in Mass, please read the guidelines outlined in the Sign-up.
To join us for the Drive-in Mass, please click here to reserve your space.
 
2. Our streaming Mass will continue. Masses will air on our YouTube page on Saturdays & are available throughout this weekend.
Please note that the Cardinal's dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston remains in effect. Those who have health concerns or are high risk should continue to join us virtually from the comfort and safety of home. Click here to follow our channel.
 
3. Our Indoor Mass will begin this weekend and will be offered on Saturdays at 4:00PM. New this week, we are cautiously excited to reenter the church for those who feel this is an option they are comfortable with.
*Please note, there are very strict guidelines that you must adhere to and an attendance limit that will force us to turn people away if needed. To learn more please click here to read the details of the Indoor Mass in the Sign-up
 

A Note from Our Reopening Team
 
On May 19th the Governor announced that houses of worship could reopen, however, there are very strict guidelines that must be met. We have used this time to ensure the safest possible procedures with the health of our parish families in mind. We thank you for your patience and support. All of our planning has been informed by the CDC, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, and Governor's Covid team.
 
While we are excited to welcome you back, it is important to note that our concerns about Covid-19 have not diminished. We encourage those who are high risk or cautious to remain at home. Likewise, if you are ill or experiencing any symptoms of illness, you must stay home.
 

At this current time, the following guidelines for other parish activities/programs are as follows:

  • The celebrations of Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals are allowed; however, there are restrictions and attendance limits.
  • Celebration of First Communion are being held based on family preference at Drive-In Mass, at a special service with minimal guest in September, or in the Spring 2021. (Please call Bernadette for details if you did not complete the Survey form.)
  • Confirmation has not yet been rescheduled as we await further guidance. (Details are forthcoming)
  • Faith Formation classes for students in ALL grades Pre-K thru 5, The Edge (Grade 6-8), R.O.C (Gr. 9&10), and Adult RCIA will move to a virtual platform for the 2020-21 school year. (Registrations were mailed the week of Sept. 1st. Please call our office if you didn't receive one or wish to get more information about joining our programs.)
  • All parish activities, events and programs are suspended. However, parish groups that can meet virtually are invited to do so.
  • The distribution of food through our Parish Food Pantry is temporarily suspended. (Details forthcoming)
  • We are not able to accept food donations benefiting the Parish Food Pantry at this time, but for those able to donate non-perishables we encourage you to support the Salvation Army food bank which is still distributing food at this time.
  • We have resumed our monthly Bristol Lodge Service project; however, we will need donations of specific food items which much be individually wrapped/packaged. Detail for Oct and Nov. meals will be posted soon. 
  • Monetary donations for Bristol Lodge will also be accepted so that we can purchase portions of the meals that may be needed. Checks should be made payable to "Sacred Heart Youth Ministry" (please write "Bristol Lodge" in the memo section).  

We continue to pray for all those who are ill and those facing hardship and anxiety during this time. We also pray for all those on the front lines especially our first responders and those working in the health and research fields who strive to bring hope and healing to all those impacted by this virus. Further, we offer our prayers to our teachers, families and students who have had to make difficult decisions about the return to school. We pray they will have a safe and fruitful year of learning despite the varied forms of schooling that will take place.

 

STREAMING MASSES

Celebrate together from home...

Worship & Prayer Resources: We will continue to stream Mass on our You Tube station for all those who wish to join us in prayer virtually. Click here to access our station. 

We are currently navigating the many guidelines and requirements provided to us by both the Archdiocese of Boston and the MA Board of Health. We will not open until we can ensure the safety of our parishioners. We will continue to stream Masses for all those wishing to join us from home now and for the foreseeable future 

MASS TIMES

"Drive-In" Sunday Mass at 10:00 AM (beginning on June 14th)

*You must reserve a space ahead of time. (Details forthcoming)

PARISH INFORMATION

OFFICE HOURS

The parish offices are closed at this time.

Our phone lines and emails are open and we are working from home to return messages as quickly as possible.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHEDULE 2019-2020

At this time all faith formation classes & activities are suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Click to download the current schedule: Class Schedule

Download a copy of the Mass Responses and Prayers card: New Responses in Liturgy

 

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Sunday Soundbites is also heard on Catholic radio stations around the country.

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