South Boston Seaport Catholic Colaborative

The South Boston-Seaport Catholic Collaborative is comprised of two historic Catholic parishes, St. Monica's and St. Peter's. Historically, these parishes encompass the communities of St. Vincent, St. Peter, St. Monica, and St. Augustine. United by our faith in Jesus Christ and motivated by our rich traditions of faith and service, we strive every day to bring the love and mercy of God into our neighborhood. We hope you will join us in this mission to pray and serve.

Pastor: Rev. Peter DeFazio
Deacons: Paul Kline & Alejandro Iraola
Finance & Operations Manager: Susan McLeod
In Residence: Rev. Andrew Nkwocha, Rev. Jerry Osterman, Rev. Joseph Ogazie & Rev. Charles Addai Kankam

As residents of Massachusetts are aware, Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh, & Cardinal Sean have all been prudent advocates of the gradual reopening of Massachusetts, in the midst of a global pandemic that has hit the United States particularly hard. Houses of worship continue to remain open under highly restricted guidelines.

At the time of this writing, the Archdiocese of Boston has invited the pastors and administrators to continue the restrictions put in place on Pentecost Sunday. 

As you know it has been been only after careful and deliberate preparation, that the parishes of the SBSCC opened. Furthermore, we have only gradually brought back the full complement of Masses we once had. In June (Sunday, June 14th, Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ) we started the English language Sunday Masses, the 9 am at St. Peter's and the 10:30 am at St. Monica's. We also began a monthly Lithuanian language Mass at St. Peter's. Then in July we resumed the Spanish Mass on an experimental basis at 2 pm on Sundays. In August, we rebooted the Spanish Mass for 12 pm on Sundays. The next Lithuanian Mass is Sunday August 30th at 10:30 am and will be rebooted to weekly beginning on September 13th. 

We have decided to move at a deliberate pace in order to feel confident that we are not compromising the health and safety of our staff, our parishioners, or our neighbors. Thank you for your patience and trust as we attempt to deal with these unprecedented challenges in the most prudent ways possible. May God continue to bless, guide & protect you all!

The Mass of Assumption