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A Message from Father Ron Coyne March 23, 2020
News & Events
Administrative Staff to Work from Home
Administrative Staff at Our Lady Star of the Sea will be working from home and we are unsure at this time when we will be back in the office.
Father Coyne will be at the Rectory (781-631-0086) at extension 14.
The Church will remain open 7 days a week, from 7:00am-2:00pm for personal devotion.
Distribution of Palms Cancelled
The Distribution of Palms has been cancelled due to the circumstances of the Coronavirus spreading through contact.
Catholic TV Daily and Sunday Mass
Catholics can participate in daily Sunday Masses by tuning in to Catholic TV, broadcast from the Catholic TV chapel.
Live at 9:30am; rebroadcast at 7:00pm and 11:30pm.
Broadcast at 10:00am, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, and 11:30pm.
(In Spanish: 8:00am; rebroadcast at 5:30pm and 10:00pm)
These Masses are also available to watch On Demand at any time at www.WatchTheMass.com
Daily Masses can be seen on Channel 296 for Verizon Fios, and Channel 268 for Comcast.
At Home Resources for Adults and Children
We pray you are holding up and staying healthy during these trying times. We have gathered some online resources suggested by the Archdiocese of Boston for you to keep close to God during this unprecedented situation. We hope these resources will bring you some comfort and peace.
Updated Guidelines and Directives Regarding COVID-19
Stay informed with the most recent updates provided by The RCAB Office of Risk Management here.
Published online by the Archdiocese of Boston Office of Risk Management on March 19, 2020 at 3:15pm:
Effective Monday, March 23rd, funeral Masses and other forms of funeral services at our churches are suspended in the Archdiocese of Boston. We recommend that the bereaved be offered the opportunity for a graveside committal service during this time and a Memorial Mass when we are able to again offer the celebration of Mass and religious services at our parishes and churches.
Published online by the Archdiocese of Boston Office of Risk Management on March 17, 2020 at 9:32am:
Updated Guidelines and Directives Regarding COVID-19
On the morning of March 23, 2020, Governor Baker issued an Emergency Order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people, and requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon.
Cardinal Authorizes Temporary Suspension of Mass in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak
In response to the March 13th Emergency Order issued by Governor Baker to prohibit gatherings of 25 or more people, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston, made the decision to temporarily suspend all daily and Sunday Masses and religious services in the Archdiocese of Boston until further notice. This suspension began at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, March 14, 2020. In announcing this decision, the Cardinal has also issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston. Read the full article here.
Religious Education Cancelled for Remainder of the Year
Following the Marblehead Public School District's cancellation of schools, Religious Education classes have been cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Check back soon for some great online religious ed resources you can share with your child at home.
Register for 2020/2021 Online
New this year-- register your children for next year's classes online, including online payment option. Forms are also available for pick up in the Rectory.
Weekday and Weekend Masses
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Call for an appointment
Holy Week Services
Palm Sunday Weekend (April 4 & 5)
Passion Sunday (April 5)
Holy Thursday (April 9)
Good Friday (April 10)
Holy Saturday (April 11)
Easter Sunday Masses
The Rocky Railway VBS was scheduled to be Monday--Friday, June 22--26 in the Parish Center. Please be aware that we will most likely need to move Bible Camp Week to a later date due to the Public School schedule shift. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.
Finance Committee and Parish Council Meetings: Cancelled
The meeting for the Finance Committee, which was scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30—8:30PM in the Rectory, has been cancelled until further notice.
The meeting for the Parish Pastoral Council, which was scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00—8:30PM in the Parish Center, has been cancelled until further notice.
Are You Gluten Free?
We have begun offering low-gluten hosts to our parishioners who may have Celiac Disease. If you require a low-gluten host, please call the Rectory at 781-631-0086 to let us know ahead of time so that the host can be consecrated separately. Please click on this link to find more information on the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who produce the low-gluten altar breads.
Our Lady Star of the Sea
85 Atlantic Avenue
Marblehead, MA 01945
During the COVID-19 quarantine, Our Lady Star of the Sea Church will be open 7 days a week 7:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. for individual devotion (Prayer, Stations of the Cross, and the Rosary).
Administrative Staff will be working from home until further notice.
Regular Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am