Cardinal Relaxes Restrictions on Meat for Remainder of Lent

Because of the food uncertainty resulting from the current coronavirus pandemic, Cardinal Seán is dispensing all Catholics in the Archdiocese from the obligation of abstaining from meat during the remaining Fridays of Lent. The dispensation is because of the frequent uncertainty at this time regarding what food products are available on any given day. Many people are using what they have stored in their freezers and on their shelves. Others are depending upon pre-packaged meals or food delivered through support agencies, which are providing an important service for individuals and families in our communities, especially for children and our senior citizens.

The Cardinal encourages those who can partake of this traditional Lenten practice of abstention to do so and to offer it up for those who are suffering in any way from the pandemic we are experiencing.

KEEP IN TOUCH

Although we are not meeting this week for Mass, you may still read this week's Bulletin here. Catch up on past editions in the Bulletin archive. And please sign up for our Constant Contact email list by sending your email address to info@stmaryswinchester.org.

MASS SCHEDULE

As of March 14, 2020, no Masses will be celebrated until further notice.

Mass times at St. Eulalia Parish can be found on the St. Eulalia website.

Holy Days of Obligation normally include the following solemnities: Mary, Mother of God (January 1); the Ascension of the Lord (Forty Days after Easter); the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15); All Saints (November 1); The Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8); Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] (December 25).

If you are unable to come to church for Mass, there are televised Masses on EWTN and CatholicTV.

Parish Calendar

CCD

Religious Education Office
Monday through Thursday
Phone: 781-729-1965
Office Hours
8:00am to 3:00pm

Learn More

St. Mary's School

162 Washington Street
Winchester, MA  01890
Phone: (781) 729-5515
School website:
http://www.stmaryswinchester.org/

Learn More

Information about Father Dick Messina can be found on a separate page.


  • Pope Francis conducts “Moment of Prayer” for healing, gives special “urbi et orbi” blessing
    On Friday, March 27, Pope Francis presided over a moment of prayer on the sagrato of St Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the façade of the Church, before a St. Peter's Square that was virtually empty because all of Italy is on lockdown to…
    Permalink
  • No Mass Until Further Notice
    In response to growing public concern and following Governor Baker’s Emergency Order prohibiting most gatherings of 250 or more people, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston, has made the decision, effective immediately, to temporarily suspend all daily and Sunday Masses and religious services in the Archdiocese of Boston until further…
    Permalink
  • A Message from Fr. Paul
    The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Hopefully that greeting is familiar to you. They are indeed comforting words that point to the extraordinary life with and in God we all are blessed with in the gift of…
    Permalink
  • Adoration of the Holy Eucharist continues!
    Given that all our routine and scheduled liturgical actives are suspended in order to reduce all unnecessary risks, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed each day between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. and on Fridays beginning at 9 a.m. until the church closes at 5 p.m. There will be no ritual Exposition and Benediction,…
    Permalink
  • Now more than ever: Support St. Mary’s
    As the Church navigates the unchartered waters of suspended public ministry and essential community routines, St Mary’s church structures, physical and personnel, face a financial threat that is unprecedented. This perfect storm of financial threats, pre-existing deficits in our weekly and monthly offertory—as well as being $53,000 short on our Grand Annual goal—places…
    Permalink
See all news


We are a very proud recipient of the Cummings Grant "100K for 100" for our peace and justice initiatives! Please visit their website at www.cummingsfoundation.org.