Coronavirus Information

Mass Obligation

 

Because of the decline of COVID numbers and progress with vaccinations, Cardinal Seán and the Catholic bishops of Massachusetts have announced the lifting of the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation, effective the weekend of June 19 -20.  That means we resume our serious obligation to participate in Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.  This obligation does not apply to those who are ill; those who have been recently exposed to COVID or any other communicable illness; those who are confined to their homes or to hospitals or other facilities due to illness, infirmity, frailty, or age; and those who are not yet able to be vaccinated, due to age or any health consideration. 

Masses at Saint Patrick’s

 

All Masses are now celebrated indoors at Saint Patrick’s.

 

Masks are no longer required for vaccinated people in the state of Massachusetts.  If you are vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask at Mass, but you are certainly welcome to wear a mask if you like. 

 

The state advises that non-vaccinated people continue to wear masks.  If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask at Mass, and maintain social distance from others.

 

Parishioners are trusted to make sound, responsible decisions about when they take off masks and are near other people. 

Weekend Mass Schedule

 

Our schedule of Masses is: 

 

Saturday

 

4:00 pm:  English, upper church

 

Sunday

 

7:00 am:  English, lower church

 

8:30 am:  Spanish, upper church

 

10:00 am:  English, upper church

 

12:00 pm:  Spanish, upper church

 

5:30 pm:  English, upper church

 

Our new Mass schedule is a work in progress.  Over upcoming months, we will learn what works best for our community.  It is possible that the schedule will be revised in the future.

 

We have not yet scheduled a Mass in Vietnamese, as we are in a transition process for priest assistance for Vietnamese Masses. 

 

We livestream our Masses on Sunday at 10:00 am in English and 12:00 pm in Spanish on our parish’s YouTube channel.

 

Daily Masses

 

Our schedule of daily Masses is:

 

English

Monday through Saturday

7:00 am

lower church

 

Spanish

Tuesday and Friday

7:00 pm

lower church

 

Confessions

 

Because of Lawrence’s COVID rate, we have not yet returned to celebrating Confessions in the confessional or reconciliation room.  Confessions are celebrated in the parish center, face-to-face only, maintaining social distancing: 

 

English

Wednesday

7:00 pm

 

Spanish

Tuesday

6:00 pm

 

Parish Office

 

Our parish staff is working full-time.  Because of the continuing reality of COVID in Lawrence, our physical office space remains closed to the public in order to maintain a safe environment.  You may reach the parish office via phone (978-683-9416) or email (stpatslawrence@gmail.com).

 

Cor Unum

 

We are distributing meals in to-go bags at our Cor Unum Meal Center.  Our hours are:  breakfast daily 6:00 to 8:00 am, and dinner daily 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  For full information about Cor Unum, visit its website.

 

Communications

 

The best ways to keep up to date with news from Saint Patrick Parish are via Facebook or Twitter.  Our weekly bulletin is available online, as will be future updates on the coronavirus situation in our parish.  To have those updates sent to your email box, join our parish’s e-newsletter list