Worcester Catholic Churches to Celebrate Mass Starting May 23

by | May 19, 2020 | Headlines, News

WORCESTER – Churches within the Worcester Diocese are able to celebrate mass again this weekend.

After a nine-week suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Diocese announced on Monday that parishioners can return to Church effective Saturday, May 23.

“By the grace of God, we have finally reached the point at which the spread of the virus has slowed sufficiently as to allow for us to return to Church and to the celebration of those sacred mysteries which are the source and summit of our lives,” Bishop of Worcester, Robert McManus said in a released statement.

The Diocese will follow social distancing and other guidelines laid out by the state, but will continue to lift the obligation to take part in church celebrations for the elderly.


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