Lexington Catholic Community



Beginning the weekend of June 27 and 28,

Sacred Heart and St. Brigid Churches will reopen

with a limited schedule of Masses.


Saturdays - 5:00pm vigil Mass at St. Brigid Church

Sundays - 9:00am Mass at St. Brigid Church

Sundays - 10:00am Mass at Sacred Heart Church


On weekdays, Mass will be offered at 9:00am

Monday through Thursday

at St. Brigid Church                                                            

RESERVATIONS: Because we need to seat people 6 feet from each other, space will be very limited and it will be necessary for parishioners to reserve a place for the Mass they would like to attend. To reserve a space at any of the Masses, contact the Parish Office (781-862-0335).  Please leave a message including  your phone number, the number of people in your party (who live with you!) and the Mass that you would like to attend. Your reservation WILL NOT be confirmed until a staff member confirms this when you call, or returns your call if you have left a message. We do not want to turn people away at the door so a reservation is needed each week.

Reservations can be made for the upcoming weekend beginning on Monday morning at 9:00am. Reservations will be closed at 1:00pm on Thursdays. This same scheduling system will continue in the following weeks. To be fair to all and to reduce confusion, it will be necessary to make a reservation each week, beginning at 9:00am on the Monday prior to each weekend.  

WHAT TO BRING TO MASS: Please bring (and wear) a facemask and also your own hand sanitizer. 

ARRIVING FOR MASS AT SACRED HEART: The Church will open 15 minutes before Mass begins.  Please practice safe-distancing, enter the church from Follen Street and follow the instructions of the ushers. Handicapped persons may enter at the handicap entrance.  Holy Communion will be distributed from the center aisle beginning with the front rows. Please approach the minister with hands held together to form a cup into which the minister will drop the host in a no-touch manner.  Immediately after receiving Communion, please exit by the side door and go directly to your car or home.  

ARRIVING FOR MASS AT ST. BRIGID: The church will be open 15 minutes before the Mass begins. Please practice safe-distancing, enter through the center Mass Avenue doors, and follow the instructions of the ushers. Handicapped persons  may enter at the handicap entrance.  Holy Communion will be distributed from the side aisles beginning with the front rows. Immediately after receiving Communion, please exit by any of  the doors and go directly to your car or home. 

THE EXPERIENCE OF MASS: Our Masses will now be quite different  from our usual celebrations. Each parishioner will need to wear a mask and we are not able to have singing or processions (entrance or offertory). After you are seated by the usher, remain there throughout the service.  Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass. Please approach the minister with hands held together making a cup so the minister can safely drop the host into your hands in a no-touch manner.  Since there will be no offertory procession or collection, kindly make good use of the collection baskets at the doors of the church as you leave! 

CAUTIONS: One bathroom will be open in each church for emergencies only. Keep in mind that mass will be less than 45 minutes, at the most.  

PATIENCE: Thank you for your patience and continued financial support! 



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Dear parishioners,

We have recently learned that Fr. John Chen has been appointed as the administrator of St. Eulalia Parish in Winchester.

We are sad to see him leave but want to congratulate him on his new assignment. Fr. John and I arrived in Lexington together 5 years ago. It has been a pleasure to work with him over these years and to have had the opportunity to learn so much about China. He has been an enormous asset to our community and will be sorely missed.

The effective date of his appointment is September 1, 2020. Our prayers and blessings go with him as he begins this new chapter in his ministry.

Between now and September 1, we will have many opportunities to say goodbye and wish him well. We will also have a more formal send-off in August before his departure.

In the meantime, let us continue to pray for an end to this pandemic and a return to some sense of normality in our community.

God bless you, John, and thank you for your great service to our Lexington Community.

Msgr, Paul



Registration for K - 10 Faith Formation is now open!  

The office and both churches are closed to all outside visitors.  Phones will be answered by a staff member from 10-2 M-F and the answering service can always reach Msgr. Paul and Fr. John.  

The Sacrament of Reconciliation has been canceled.

Those wishing to donate to the Food Pantry may do so by sending a check to the office. 

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Sacred Heart

16 Follen Rd., Lexington, MA 02421


Mass Times

Sunday Morning: 

 7:00 am, 10:00 am


Sunday Afternoon:

5:00 pm


Daily:  9:00 am

Mon, Wed, Fri 


St. Brigid

1981 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA 02421


Mass Times

Sunday Morning: 

9:00 am & 11:00 am


Saturday Afternoon:  

5:00 pm


Daily: 9:00 am

Tues, Thurs, Sat 



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