Updates

  • Our churches will reopen this weekend (May 23/24). Please see the new Mass schedule below.

  • The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still dispensed. If you or someone with whom you live with has a
    vulnerable condition, please seriously consider NOT attending church yet. Sunday Mass and Daily Masses will
    continue to be recorded and presented on our YouTube channel and Methuen Community TV.

  • Please do not arrive for Sunday Masses more than 30 minutes early to give us the ability to properly clean the
    church before Mass begins.

  • You do not need to sign up to attend Masses.

  • Parishioners five years and older are expected to wear masks while attending Mass.

  • Children aged 2-5 yrs. old will wear masks at the discretion of their parents.

  • Maximum occupancy is determined as 40% of each building’s capacity together with the requirement of maintain a 6’ between members of different households. 

  • There will be a single point of entry at both churches and Gethsemane chapel. It will be the main doors.

  • If we reach capacity, parishioners will be asked to remain outside. A priest or deacon will bring communion out to you.

  • Ushers will greet and count parishioners as they enter the church.

  • The floors of the churches will be marked with tape to direct traffic flow and ensure social distancing.

  • Seats for a given household have been designated in every-other pew with green or blue painters tape. Painters Tape has also been used to cordon off pews in order to abide by the 6’ social distancing guidelines.

  • There are modified Communion procedures which will be reviewed at each Mass.

  • There will be no congregational singing, no missalettes, and no choir.

  • Priests and deacons will fulfill all liturgical ministries during Mass apart from cantor and organist.

  • There will be no sign of peace nor holding hands during the Our Father.

  • There should be no congregating in the church building before or after Mass.

  • Although we are blessed to resume the public celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we have not resumed communion outreach to the homebound at this point.

ABOUT US

We are a collaborative of Roman Catholic parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston (Massachusetts). We are an urban, multi-ethnic, socially, culturally, and educationally diverse faith community.

Deeply committed to Jesus Christ, we endeavor to become a unified community of faith, worship, and service. We strive to be warm, welcoming and caring parishes in which the gifts and talents of all, young and old, are recognized and graciously used to nourish others.

PARISH OFFICES
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(978) 683 - 1193

 

254 Merrimack Street

Methuen, MA 01844

 

methuencatholic@gmail.com

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