A Message from Fr. Bill regarding Masses

Fr. Giombetti and I are happy to finally be able to gather for worship and share the Eucharist with you.  As we open the church and chapel for Masses next weekend (May 30-31) our concern is for the safety and protection of our parishioners.  We will be adhering strictly to the specified social distancing guidelines given by the state and Archdiocese of Boston.  Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation.

Because we are limited on how many individuals are able to attend a particular Mass, in order to attend, parishioners must register the week before the Mass. Guidelines will only allow those with confirmed registration to attend.   This will be strictly enforced.

During the state’s first phase the Mass schedule is as follows. 

  • Saturday 4:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Church * Please note this for parishioners age 62 and over only
  • Saturday 4:00 p.m. at St. Basil’s Chapel
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Church
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. at St. Basil’s Chapel

Other than funerals, no weekday Masses are being scheduled at this time.

Registration will take place the week before the Mass. Beginning Tuesday, May 26th you can register in one of two ways: 

1) call the parish office at 508-697-9528 or 

2) visit our web site at www.stthomasaquinas.com.  

 

In either case, please indicate which Mass you would like to attend and the number of people attending.  Please leave your name and contact number on the message. You will receive a call back to confirm your reservation.  The names of those with reservations will be checked at the entrance of the church or chapel.

Please note that parishioners are required to wear their own masks to/during/from Mass.  Although hand sanitizer will be available we ask parishioners to bring their own if possible. 

Instructions for entering and exiting the church, for receiving Holy Communion and offertory contributions will be explained upon arrival at church and before Mass. We ask everyone to please read detailed guidelines which can be found on our website www.stthomasaquinas.com.  

I personally want to thank all who have generously continued to support our parish financially by dropping off their donation or signing up for electronic giving on our website.  If you have not signed up for electronic giving and would like to, please click here to be directed to WeShare, our online giving system.

Cardinal Sean has continued to dispense Catholics from Sunday Mass obligation during the present pandemic. Again, we appreciate your patience and cooperation with these guidelines and restrictions.  We look forward to worshipping with you again!


-     Fr. Bill Devine

 

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