COVID-19 Updates and Resources

This page collects Diocese of Massachusetts updates and information regarding ongoing COVID-19 response.

Guidance and messages from our bishops & leadership

The most recent updates and guidelines are linked below.  Find a complete list of updates and messages issued in 2020, 2021 and 2022 on the COVID-19 Updates Archive page.

Online worship

Find a church

Most congregations are gathering in a variety of ways for in-person worship and activities as public health circumstances allow in their local contexts, and many are continuing to offer livestreamed services and/or other online gathering opportunities as well.  Please consult churches' websites and social media for their local schedules and program details.

Our "Find a Church" directory is available here.

Liturgy, music and prayer resources

Visit our Liturgy and Music Resources page to find liturgical resources gathered by our diocesan Liturgy and Music Commission for use in homes and online worship, including forms for Agape meals (here and here).

Livestreaming and copyrights

U.S. Copyright Issues Related to Live-Streaming Music

Mental health, domestic violence & substance addiction resources

During this time, ordinary channels for mental health may be disrupted and support groups, like 12-Step meetings, may not operate at the usual places and times. Those under quarantine, sheltering at home or feeling isolated or fearful may need additional support, and the risk of domestic violence may increase. Visit our Mental Health and Domestic Violence Resources page for links to support services.

Food insecurity

  • Project Bread FoodSource Hotline: 1-800-645-8333; available in 160 languages, open 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the crisis (TTY line: 1-800-377-1292).

    Hotline counselors provide callers with up-to-date information on food resources—including new school meal sites, food pantries and federal programs—and assist callers with applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.

COVID-19 Response Documents