Welcome to St. Mary Great Mother of God Catholic Church
Good News - Public Masses Resume Friday May 29
Click HERE to sign up to attend Weekend Masses
Brothers and Sisters
As we navigate back toward receiving Our Lord in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass there are some things to keep in mind. While Masses are opening at a limited capacity, Bishop Walkowiak has granted a general dispensation from the Sunday obligation through the end of June. This dispensation is granted to everyone. Two factors limit our capacity at St. Mary Church. First we are allowed to use only 25% of seating capacity and secondly there are social distancing expectations. Our pews are roped off so that every other one is available. You will need to click on the link above to sign up to attend the weekend Masses. We have added a new Mass time on Sundays. In addition to the 10:30 a.m. Mass there will be a 12:00 Noon Mass. The Saturday evening Mass is reserved for vulnerable populations age 60+ and those with health conditions. The 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony's is for registered St. Anthony parishioners only due to their limited capacity. You are also welcome to attend daily Masses, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 7:45 a.m. and Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. After Mass please do not congregate in the narthex or vestibule and exit outdoors to socialize as the pews and door handles will need to be sanitized. Confession hours remain the same from 5-6pm on Wednesdays and 3-4:30 pm on Saturdays. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is temporarily suspended.
Some additional important information:
-Face masks are highly encouraged.
-Each person/family is responsible for bringing their own hand sanitizer.
-Holy Water fonts will remain empty for awhile.
-When you enter the pew, please move down so that others do not need to try and get past you to be seated, but remain distanced from each other.
-The Sign of Peace is suspended as well as holding hands with others during the Our Father (except those in your own family).
-When approaching for Communion, you must take off your face mask and gloves if you are wearing gloves.
-Communion on the tongue is an individual's right. The priest will use hand sanitizer to purify if physical contact is made while distributing.
-Communion will be done with one side of the church coming forward at a time to receive. The blocked off pews provide markers for where to stand to keep proper distance.
-A basket located at the main entrance is available to place your Sunday offering envelope or contribution in so that baskets will not need to be passed. You may also sign up with your bank to have your weekly contribution mailed to the parish.
-You are welcome to stay in church to pray, but when you leave please exit the building immediately.
Mass & Confession Times
Sundays 10:30 a.m.
Daily Masses: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7:45 a.m.( No Masses on Tuesday mornings, Saturdays 8:30 a.m.
Confession: 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays
First Saturday Devotion 8:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month followed by Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays from 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. followed by Benediction. If Lowell Schools are closed due to weather there will be no Adoration.