Lexington Catholic Community

Dear Parishioners,

 

After Governor Baker allowed houses of worship to re-open in the first phase of our state’s recovery program, Cardinal O’Malley allowed masses to continue in our Archdiocese. We initially planned to re-open Sacred Heart and St. Brigid Churches on the weekend of May 30/31.

 

After consulting with staff and members of the Collaborative Pastoral Council, I have decided to postpone our re-opening indefinitely for several reasons.

1.        Covid-19 is still a major threat with new cases being reported daily. The death toll from this virus continues to rise in our state.

2.        Phase One of the Governor’s plan limits to 10 the number of people who can congregate at one time. At the same time, churches are able to have 40% of their capacity. This seems to be a glaring contradiction.

3.        Some churches around the country have opened and were forced to close because some members were getting infected. In some cases, parishioners and clergy have died.

4.        At this point in time, the safety of our parishioners is better served by remaining closed.

In the meantime, we will continue to live-stream Sunday mass at 10 AM on our parish website. Because this is also videoed, it can be viewed at your convenience. At the same time, we are working to install a video camera that will give us greater flexibility and the capacity to involve more people in the celebration of masses.

We are also establishing a Re-Opening Committee to assist in determining when we should re-open and other details that will need to be addressed.

Patience needs to be the order of the day. We all want to get back to church and our regularly scheduled masses. This unprecedented pandemic has turned our world upside-down. By waiting a little longer to open, we are insuring the safety of our parishioners and staff.

Finally, I want to thank you for your continuing financial support. On-line Giving and Mail-ins are our only source of income at this time. In spite of being closed, our expenses have not disappeared. Your support during this pandemic is our life-line!

Many, many thanks to all and God Bless,

Msgr. Paul

We have just learned that Fr. John Chen has been appointed 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.

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

 

 

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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.

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Sacred Heart

16 Follen Rd., Lexington, MA 02421

781-862-4646
 


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

781-862-0335
 

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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