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May 31: St. Margaret's will be open 10AM to noon for private prayer

Important info for reserving a seat at Mass:

When you call to reserve a seat for Mass, we need this information:
Your name.
Time of Mass (8AM, 10AM, NOON).
How many seats (single, or with other household members).
Call back phone number and/or email.

May 30: Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley Statement on the killing of George Floyd

May 26: Update on Resumption of Public Masses

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

As you know, in a limited fashion, we will be able to resume our life of public worship after these months of quarantine. We come to this new moment mindful of the many sacrifices that have been made, losses that have been suffered, and prayers that have been raised to God. Our return to the Eucharist as a source of grace and strength will be a blessing.

This joyful news is tempered by the fact that the Corona virus is still with us and that we must meet strict protocols mandated by the Commonwealth and the Archdiocese to ensure that we can accommodate public worship in a way that is as safe as possible. In accord with Archdiocesan recommendations, we are planning a slow roll-out of Sunday Mass, phased in over several weeks and months. This measured approach will mean an adjustment for all of us and we ask for your prayerful support and, especially, for your kind patience and understanding.

We wish to emphasize that those whose health or age puts them at a higher risk for catching the Covid-19 virus, or who do not yet feel ready to attend public gatherings will be safer at home instead of at Mass. Cardinal O’Malley has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for the foreseeable future, and we will continue to live-stream one Mass each weekend for those at home.

After consultation with the parish staff and careful consideration of what seems best for us at this time, we will begin a new temporary Mass schedule this weekend, May 30 – 31.

  • On Saturday, May 30, the 4:00 Mass will not be open to the public, but will be live-streamed on Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still watch these live-streamed videos.

  • On Sunday, May 31, public Mass will be offered at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH.

The safety protocols that we must observe include:

  • Wearing a mask covering nose and mouth. (Exceptions are a medical condition that precludes the wearing of a mask; children under the age of 2; children between the ages of 2 – 5 at the parents’ discretion; priest, deacon and lector while serving in the sanctuary.)

  • Proper social distancing. Observance of signs indicating permissible seating and direction in the church. No social gatherings either before or after Mass, including in the parking lot.

  • No congregational singing during Mass.

  • Reception of Holy Communion in the hand only.

  • Church will be cleaned in-between each Mass.

SEATING IS VERY LIMITED. Families who quarantined together can sit together but there must be at least 6 feet of distance between families and other groups and/or between individuals at all times.

PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE to arrange for a seat: (978) 922-5542.

STAY INFORMED of our up-to-date news through our website or

An EXCELLENT INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO is available at or linked on our website and Facebook page. Take few minutes to watch it, as you will find it to be very helpful.

We are aware that we will need to make ongoing adjustments to our Mass schedule and seating availability as this evolves. These first few weekends will be a trial run for us and, again, we ask you to be patient. Getting it right for us may take some time.

With prayers for you and your loved ones, and for all.

Fr. David Michael and Fr. Tim Kearney



In the meantime, it is important to remember that our priests and parishes need your support both financially and through prayer. Some may not be in a position to donate at this time but for those who can it is vital for the survival of the parishes. Any amount will make a difference. You can donate through the parishes online giving:  or by sending in a check to The Parish Office, 552 Cabot St. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.



The Church exists to evangelize, to share the Good News with all people.  We come together as Collaborative Parishes, grounded and united in our love of Jesus Christ, to better identify and utilize our gifts, given by God, for our individual and communal calling in the New Evangelization.  As a Collaborative of Parishes, we are committed to maintain the unique identities and meet the individual needs of the three parishes in the city of Beverly, while working together and sharing resources to better proclaim the Good New of Jesus Christ.


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