In view of the recent uptick in COVID cases, particularly the increase in children 5-9 years of age in Massachusetts as reported on the national news on November 22, 2021 and the upcoming holidays, the Covid Committee and Father Antony have met and decided the following effective November 28, 2021. Read more »
Based on reports of various medical expert reports, the Delta variant is highly transmissible. As a result, the COVID Committee has unanimously decided that it is better to be cautious to not only protect all parishioners but to make all who attend church feel at ease Read more »
If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask. Please understand that some parishioners who are vaccinated have chosen to continue to wear a mask. This is a personal preference. All who are not vaccinated, including children, must be masked. Read more »
Our annual Diocese Parish Life Celebration will be held at St. George Cathedral in Worcester, June 4-5, 2021. Join us online or in-person (following local COVID guidelines). All events are free to attend, but we do ask that you register in advance so we can plan for in-person attendance and send zoom links to those that wish to attend virtually. Read more »
In view of Governor Baker's recently issued order, lifting the COVID restrictions as of May 29, 2021, the COVID Committee has met and is providing you with the decision reached as to implementation. Read more »
We regret to inform you of the falling asleep in the Lord of Stephani Nur Colby, a parishioner at St. Mary and a tonsured Psaltria (Psalmist/Cantor/Reader). She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Deacon Mark Colby in January 2008. Read more »
The Covid Committee is frequently reviewing the Governor's pandemic orders and information from the CDC to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all. The Committee has decided that it can increase capacity by an additional 20% or total of sixty-five people and maintain social distancing.
The Committee would also like to remind parishioners that:
The Committee member at the door will review the procedures with each attendee upon arrival.
There is no kissing or touching of icons, including touching and kissing icons while masked.
Parishioners need to select a row designated for occupancy and remain in the row. Please do not change rows to avoid touching areas to be occupied by other parishioners.