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Special Announcement

To Prevent COVID - 19

Dear Parishioners,

Given that the spread of the virus is still a cause of concern and with the Federal Government direction to not have more than 10 people gather together, our Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath has asked all Parishes not to have Public Celebration of Holy Mass.

 

So we will not have Mass starting on Friday March 20, 2020 until further notice, at the Syro-Malabar Church, Boston. We are requesting all to attend the Holy Qurbana through the website and TV channels shared to you ( EWTN (8:00 AM, 12 PM), Shalom TV (10:00 AM) or Catholic TV ( 10 AM, 4 PM, 7 PM) ). 

 

We tried Live Streaming the mass from our church and had faced connectivity issues. We are working to improve that and hopefully by early next week, we will have the opportunity to come to you Live from our church.

 

We want our community to be safe and are hoping that all are taking adequate precautions. Please feel free to reach us at anytime for assistance.

 

You and your family is specially remembered at the Altar everyday 

 

 

Dear Parishioners,

We have been getting a lot of inquiries about the preparedness from within our community on our plans to effectively limit the spread of the Virus.

Special Parish Council meeting was convened on 3/11/2020 to address the current Corona Virus Pandemic. The decisions of the Parish Council is being shared in this email to all.

Since Massachusetts state has declared a "State Of Emergency", the Parish Council has decided to enforce these decisions with immediate effect.

The Parish Council will be reviewing the situation in our next meeting on Wednesday 3/18/2020 at 8:30 PM. Please do share any updates you get.

Updates to Church Activities in the month of March

  1. Starting 3/15/2020, there will only be one Holy Mass on Sundays at 10:00 AM
  2. No CCD Classes for this month
  3. All Prayer meetings have been suspended
  4. All weekday masses will continue to be held as scheduled at 7PM in the Rectory Chapel
  5. Way of the cross, every Friday will be continued as planned, post the Mass at 7 PM in the Church
  6. Bible Month programs have been postponed and the new dates will be announced later
  7. All practices and other activities associated with Bible Month has been suspended as well
  8. The Parish Retreat planned for  the week of March 27th-29 stands cancelled
  9. St Joseph’s feast will be celebrated on March 22nd, with Holy Mass and Ladeenju, however to avoid gathering post the celebrations, we are planning not to serve any "Nercha" and "Food"
  10. We are looking at opportunities to LiveStream the Way of the cross (audio/video) as well as the Holy Qurbana. We are inviting volunteers who can help set this up in our Church ( Phone# 8574446500 - ConfID# 167922791 )
  11. All reservations and gatherings in the basement is being revoked until further notice

Precautionary Measures Being Implemented

The following measures are being implemented with immediate effect. This is in addition to all the measures implemented last Sunday ( No Shaking of Hands, no contact while sharing peace and receiving Holy Communion in hand).

  • The main doors of the Church doors will remain open at the beginning and end of the Holy Mass on Sunday. Parish Ushers will ensure this
  • Parishioners are encouraged to use the same seat in the church during this period of emergency so as to avoid cross-contamination
  • After the Holy Mass, the facility will be cleaned by selected volunteers under the guidance of Jestin
  • Usage of Basement and access to the same will be restricted
  • Parishioners with flu or cold symptoms are advised to seek medical attention and self-quarantine along with his/her family and encouraged to attend Mass on TV or Online. Fr. Vicar is ready to bring Holy Communion to your family
  • Parishioners who have recently made International travels or have traveled to hot-spot areas are also advised to self-quarantine
  • Please do notify Fr. Vicar (334-427-5921) and/or the Parish Trustees if you are affected or have come in contact with any carriers of COVID-19