Per order of the Town of Shrewsbury, face masks are required and must be worn at all indoor public gatherings, including Mass, regardless of vaccination status. (eff. 12 Oct. 2021)

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

As of May 29, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has lifted all restrictions that had previously been in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Diocese of Worcester, in turn, has removed most gathering restrictions but continues to observe the following state and CDC guidelines.
  • Masks and social distancing are no longer required of all parishioners. However, non-vaccinated persons and minors are still encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
  • Some of our brothers and sisters may still wish to wear masks for good and valid reasons — for their own health and for those with whom they reside. Please respect this decision by affording all those wearing masks six-feet distancing wherever they may choose to seat themselves.
  • Sanitizing of surfaces will be done once a week as recommended.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will continue to be provided at entrances.
  • Effective Sunday, June 6, 2021, the obligation to take part in Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation has been restored. Note, however, that the obligation to be present at Mass in person never applies to those who are sick, have compromised health, or caring for someone who is sick and at risk or infecting someone for whom they provide care at home.
For the foreseeable future, the 10:30 Sunday morning Mass will continue to be held at 11:00 am.