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We are mindful that as Christians we should pray for those who are ill, and those who care for them. As Catholics, we have a particular duty to protect the most vulnerable among us, and we take seriously our responsibility to the broader community, especially seniors and potentially health-challenged family members and friends.

The Diocese continues to monitor developments related to the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) through resources from the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and state and local authorities, and will post the latest information on this page.

Pray

Turn to Jesus in this time of need. 

Pope’s Prayers to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic

USCCB's COVID-19 Prayer Resources (prayers available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese)

Mass with a Congregation

Bishop Libasci’s June 6, 2021 Letter to the Faithful

Resumption of the Sunday Obligation Effective June 19-20

Bishop Libasci's June 8, 2021 Letter to the Faithful Regarding the Lifting of the Dispensation of Sunday and Holy Day Mass Obligation

Boston Province Sunday Obligation Joint Announcement - June 8, 2021

Livestreamed Masses

CLICK HERE to find a list of livestreamed Masses from our parishes.

Support Your Parish

Some of our parishes are still experiencing a sharp decrease in their weekly offertory. Please consider donating more to your parish during this time if you have the capacity to do so or signing up for your parish’s online giving service. CLICK HERE to find direct links to each parish’s online giving website, though you can still mail your weekly check or donation to your parish if giving online isn’t feasible for you or your family.

Faith Formation in the Home Resources

CLICK HERE for a list of faith formation resources to support individuals, families, and communities during this time. The resources offer you opportunities for continuing faith formation in the home and online and it is our hope that you will find them beneficial.

For Catholic Schools and School Families

Five Steps to Expect if a Student or Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

Moral Considerations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines/Vaccination

"Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine"United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

"Answers to Key Ethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines" - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

“Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines.” - Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

“Moral Considerations Regarding the New COVID-19 Vaccines” - USCCB

[Audio] NCBC President Joseph Meaney and Staff Ethicist John Di Camillo join Joe Zalot to discuss forming conscience with regard to COVID-19 vaccines 

"Points to Consider on the Use of COVID-19 Vaccines" - National Catholic Bioethics Center

Other Vatican and USCCB resources pertaining to "Vaccines and Biomedical Research"

Calling for More Ethical Vaccines

5 Simple Ways - Color Version | Printer Friendly Version

A template letter for voicing objection to the use of abortion-related cell lines in vaccines - Catholic Medical Association

Additional template letters - USCCB

Resources

New Hampshire Universal Best Practices

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to COVID-19

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

USCCB Resources