COVID-19 Updates and Resources

This page collects Diocese of Massachusetts updates and information regarding ongoing COVID-19 response.

Online worship

Find a church

Many congregations are re-gathering in a variety of ways for in-person worship and activities as public health circumstances allow in their local contexts, and many are continuing to offer livestreamed services and other online gathering opportunities as well.  Please consult local church websites and listings for details and local schedules. 

Our "Find a Church" directory is available here.

Zoom, YouTube, Facebook Live



Facebook Live:

  • Find a tutorial, from St. Anne's-in-the-Fields Church in Lincoln, on streaming via Facebook Live, here

Livestreaming and copyrights

U.S. Copyright Issues Related to Live-Streaming Music

Liturgy, music and prayer resources

Visit our Liturgy and Music Resources page to find liturgical resources gathered by our diocesan Liturgy and Music Commission for use in homes and online worship, including forms for Agape meals (here and here).

Food insecurity

  • Project Bread FoodSource Hotline: 1-800-645-8333; available in 160 languages, open 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the crisis (TTY line: 1-800-377-1292).

    Hotline counselors provide callers with up-to-date information on food resources—including new school meal sites, food pantries and federal programs—and assist callers with applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.

Mental health, domestic violence & substance addiction resources

During this time, ordinary channels for mental health may be disrupted and support groups, like 12-Step meetings, may not operate at the usual places and times. Those under quarantine, sheltering at home or feeling isolated or fearful may need additional support, and the risk of domestic violence may increase. Visit our Mental Health and Domestic Violence Resources page for links to support services.

COVID-19 Response Documents