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IMPORTANT MASK INFORMATION FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
August 1, 2021
As most of you know, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a change to its mask-wearing guidance and now advises that fully vaccinated persons wear a mask in indoor public places in areas of the country with “substantial and high” transmission of Covid-19. This is to reduce the risk of being infected with the more transmissible Delta variant of the virus and possibly spreading it to others.
Currently almost all territory of the Fall River Diocese lies in counties classified as either “substantial” or “high” areas of community transmission. In light of this, the Diocese of Fall River is strongly encouraging all parishioners to follow the CDC guidance and to wear a mask while attending Mass or any other liturgical celebration unless unable because of a medical condition or under the age of 2. This is particularly important for anyone with a weakened immune system; anyone at risk for severe disease because of age or underlying medical condition; or anyone in a household with someone having these conditions or with someone who is unvaccinated.
The recent uptick in virus transmission in some places is a reminder that the pandemic has not yet passed, and continued vigilance is required. Parishioners are asked to please keep in mind the need for a collective commitment to the overall good of the parish community.
The Diocese of Fall River continues to monitor all Covid-19 advisories and orders by both the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and will amend diocesan guidelines and directives on an ongoing basis as needed.
Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
Our First Phase 1 Parking Lot Mass – Saturday, May 30, 2020 the Vigil of Pentecost
Our thanks to parishioner, Amy Letourneau for taking and sharing the photos of this historic event in the life of our parish community!
Diocesan Guidelines for Parish Reopening
A message from Bishop da Cunha
Please click on the link below to read the guidelines set forth by the Diocese of Fall River relative to the celebration of Mass.
PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to register with a Facebook account to watch the Mass. Check the video tab for previous Masses and go to the link at the Mass time to watch live.
We ask for your continued financial support of our parish community. A link to contribute on line can be found:https://app.gabrielsoft.com/guest/mafrdiocese/31
You may also continue to contribute with your budget envelopes by mailing them to the Parish Office at 14 Park Street, North Attleborough, MA 02760
Please see Bishop da Cunha’s letter regarding COVID-19: Bishop’s Letter 3.16.2020
All parish groups and meetings have been canceled until further notice.
Faith Formation classes and workshops are canceled until further notice. First Communion and Confirmation are on hold until further notice from the Diocese of Fall River (see Bishop da Cunha’s letter above)
Please do all that you can do as an individual and as our parish community to ensure the health and well-being of your family and those around you. We ask for your cooperation and prayers as we work through this challenging time.
Below are some links with information regarding the virus:
Town of North Attleborough Board of Health:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts official website:
Center for Disease Control (CDC):
World Health Organization (WHO):
Please follow this link for Father Rodney’s letter of March 16 regarding Covid-19:Father Rodney Letter full