Dear Friends of the Abbey,
Since the Bishop of Worcester is allowing public Holy Mass in the Diocese again, with the guidelines of the Governor (masks and 6ft apart), here at the Abbey, we will have our two Masses each day beginning on Sunday, May 24, 2020 according to our usual Sunday schedule, 7 AM in English, and 11 AM in Latin. During the week we will continue our usual weekday schedule, 7 AM Mass in English and 8 AM Mass in Latin. The Bishop also is allowing those who wish to receive Holy Communion to receive Jesus. When you receive, you may pull down your mask if you wish to receive on the tongue.
So that we can have room for social distancing, we will NOT have Mass in our chapel, but in the auditorium at the end of the driveway. However, our chapel is open for those who want to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament except during the times when the monks are there praying. If you are in our chapel, please follow the guidelines of wearing masks and keeping 6 ft apart.
Unfortunately, we are not yet able to have coffee time after Mass. The monks pray every day for the end of the cororona virus, for those who have it, and for their caregivers. We hope you are OK. Know that all of you are in our prayers.
In Jesus and Mary,
Abbot Xavier, OSB