Parish Guidelines

Summary of Updated Protocols for Parishes

Directives are updated frequently. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please call the COVID hotline: 617-746-5750.

Protocols for Parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston: Updated Protocols

Reopening Guidance for Parishes – May 26, 2021

Other Parish-Related Information

Communion to the Homebound

What to Do if You Receive a Report of a COVID-19 Diagnosis

Anointing of the Sick and Clergy Ministering to COVID-19 Patients

Dispensation from Mass

Parish Offices

Webinar Materials Regarding Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Benefits for Staff Lost Time/Pay Due to COVID

Cleaning and Resources

Equipment and Supplies

COVID-Related Webinars

The Archdiocese of Boston’s main website has a repository of all the webinars related to COVID-19, including ones that address the re-opening process. Access the page HERE.

COVID Email and Hotline

If you have any questions, please contact the COVID team via email: or phone: COVID-19 Hotline: 617-746-5750

Liturgical/Pastoral Questions

If your liturgical or pastoral issues have not been answered, you can reach out to the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support, through your evangelization consultant.

Their contact information:

Merrimack Region: Rosemary Maffei,

North Region: Chris Donoghue,

Central Region: Patrick Krisak,

West Region: Melissa Kalpakgian,

South Region: Tom Lyman,

For ethnic communities:

General: Patrick Krisak,

Hispanic Communities: Sister Elsa Narvaez Rodrigues HMP,

Portuguese Speaking Communities: Jamille Lima Pandolfo,

Black Catholic & Haitian Communities: Lorna Des Roses,