Our parish was notified by the Massachusetts COVID-19 Tracing Team that an individual who attended the March 1 funeral Mass at 11 a.m.
for Cornelius Murphy tested positive for COVID-19 and was contagious at the time. The individual reports wearing a mask while in church, but social distancing was not always maintained. Close contacts, Gillooly Funeral Home, and church and town authorities have been notified. If you were in attendance and are concerned about possible contact with this person, please consult your physician.
Please be advised that an individual parishioner who attended the Monday, March 8th 6:45AM Mass tested positive for COVID-19 later on Friday, March 11th. The individual reported attending church alone, sat alone, was masked, and maintained six-foot social distancing throughout the time in church.
The respective church and town authorities have been notified. We have disinfected the church and regularly disinfect all church spaces. As always you are asked to monitor your health consult your physician with any concerns and avoid attending church if you have any flu like symptoms.
Thank you for maintaining the safety protocols of masking, social distancing, and hand cleansing.
For information regarding the morality of COVID-19 vaccines, please visit: https://www.ncregister.com/news/assessing-the-morality-of-covid-19-vaccines-developed-with-abortion-derived-tissue-a-register-guide
If you have any symptoms at all, no matter how mild, please do not come to Mass. Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, congestion, cough, muscle aches, loss of taste and smell, difficulty breathing, sore throat, and nausea/diarrhea.
If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, if you have been told by your doctor to get a COVID-19 test, or if you have been tested for COVID-19 and have not received your test result, please do not come to Mass.
When at Mass, please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and maintain social distance of at least six feet between members of different households. Be especially aware of your distance when approaching the Holy Communion station. Arrows on the floor mark where to stand and how far away you should be from the person in front of you.
These articles may also be helpful:
Answers to Key Ethics Questions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines
Moral Considerations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines
Thank you for helping to keep our parish community healthy and safe.
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