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, and St. Monica-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 announced that as part of Phase One of the gradual reopening of Massachusetts, houses of worship are being permitted to open under highly restricted guidelines.
At the time of this writing, the Archdiocese of Boston has invited the pastors and administrators to begin the process of reopening. This reopening is to take place after careful and deliberate preparation. Furthermore, it is not an instantaneous process. Collaboratives and parishes are to request permission from the Regional Bishop to resume public Masses, after ensuring the parishes have undertaken numerous precautions to ensure the safety of parishioners.
While it was announced that parishes could resume public Masses as early as Saturday evening, May 23rd, out of a commitment to caution, we have decided to resume public Masses tentatively Sunday, June 14th, Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. More information will be posted soon!
We 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. We hope that you find comfort in knowing that our online Sunday Mass will continue at 10:00 via Facebook and YouTube and we encourage you to join us from the safety of your home for the next several weeks. May God continue to bless, guide & protect you all!
THE TRADITIONAL LITHUANIAN COMMUNITY AS WELL AS THE ST. VINCENT'S COMMUNITY WORSHIP IN OUR SACRED SPACE--THIS BEAUTIFUL CHURCH THAT DATES TO 1904.