St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine, staffed by the Oblates of the Virgin Mary (OMV), is the Eucharistic Shrine for the Archdiocese of Boston. Take a look at the St. Clement schedule and join us for Mass.
All activities at St. Clement are suspended until further notice.
Cardinal Seán has dispensed Catholics from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
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St. Clement Opening and Schedule
Thank you to all the volunteers and the seminarians for a successful opening last Sunday. We had about 30 people for the Mass so we were under the 55 capacity limit. We are now able to offer the sacrament of confession. My brother John built a social distance-friendly booth that is located in the Upper Room. The sacrament will now be available before all the masses. Go down the far right aisle of the church to the double doors leading to the upper room. If a line starts to form, use the markings on the floor to allow for safe distancing. Once the upper room is cleared, you can proceed to the white confessional (see pictures below). Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.
St Clement June Schedule
We will continue with the same schedule of Masses as last week:
Saturday and Sunday
Doors open at 10:00 am
Mass 11:00 a.m.
Church closes 4:00 p.m.
Doors open 11:30 a.m.
Mass 12:10 p.m.
Church closes at 4:00 p.m.
Confessions available one hour before Sunday Mass, and a half hour before the other Masses.
Update on Re-Opening
Dear St. Clement Community
We are opening the church on Sunday, May 31.
Before Mass: Doors will be open at 10:00 a.m. We are following the directives of the Archdiocese so here is what to expect when you arrive. We have a limited capacity of 55 so it will be first-come, first-serve. If there is an overflow and you are not able to gain entrance, you can live-stream the Mass on your phone. After the Mass we will offer communion at the front of the church. For those who enter the church, there will be a hand sanitizer available as you enter. Face masks must be worn inside. There are signs on the floor to accommodate one-way traffic. Each pew has a six-foot blue marker to indicate safe distancing.
During Mass: There will be no hymnals and there will be no singing. The cantor and organist will provide chants during the Mass. Again, masks must be worn throughout.
Communion: You will exit at the side aisle. There are markings on the floor where you should stand as you come forward. You should wear your mask as you approach. After you receive in the hand, you will step to the side six feet away (there is a marking on the floor), lower your mask, and consume the host. Then you will follow the arrow to your seat by way of the main aisle of the church.
After Mass: We will leave the church open until 4:00 pm for personal prayer. During hours of prayer we ask that you stay clear of the roped-off section near the sanctuary.
Please Note: There is no obligation to attend Mass at this time. We will continue to live-stream the Mass as another option. Remember, this is just phase-one of the reopening. We hope to add more Masses and prayer time moving forward. We appreciate your patience, thank you for your continued support.
Monday to Friday we will open the door at 11:30 am. Mass will be at 12:10 pm. The church will remain open until 4:00 pm for personal prayer. Please see the above instructions for the procedure. During hours of prayer we ask that you stay clear of the roped-off section near the sanctuary.