Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston, has made the decision effective immediately to temporarily suspend all daily and Sunday Masses and religious services in the Archdiocese of Boston until further notice.  This begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, March 14. In announcing this decision, the Cardinal has also issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston.
The Shrine is monitoring the situation.  The Shrine will be open for prayer, daily and Sunday Masses are cancelled until further notice.
Please check Shrine website, social media, and Flocknotes emails for updates.

Mass Times

Masses are suspended until further notice

Homilies and Reflections

Catholic TV Mass

Monday - Friday: 7:30a.m. and 12:10p.m.

Sunday: 9:30a.m., 11:30a.m. and 7:00p.m.

Saturday: No scheduled Masses

Holy Days of Obligation

Hours of Operation

Revised hours until further notice

Monday - Friday: 9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. 

The Shrine is handicap accessible.

Confession Schedule

Revised schedule until further notice

Weekdays, Tuesday - Friday

  • 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.

  • Priest available for confession: 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. 

The sacrament of reconciliation may also be celebrated by appointment, if you would like to schedule a meeting with a priest, please call or email the Shrine: 339-201-1184


Revised schedule until further notice

Monday - Friday: 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.

Sunday: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.


Mass cards are available.  Please call or email the Shrine to reserve a Mass intention.

Schedule Mass intentions will be celebrated at private Masses.  Mass intentions may still be scheduled for future dates.

Offertory donations now accepted on Venmo.

Low-Gluten Hosts Available
We have low-gluten hosts, as authorized by the U.S. Bishops Conference, available for those persons who suffer from celiac disease or wheat allergies. Please inform the priest of your special need well before Mass begins.



Validated parking is offered on Sundays at two nearby garages at a discounted rate of $9 for all day parking with a validation ticket or sticker.

To take advantage of this special rate, please ask a Shrine employee for a chaser ticket or validation sticker after Mass. 

Snow Policy

On Weekdays (Monday - Friday), if Boston Public Schools are CLOSED or DELAYED, the Shrine will have a delayed opening at 11:00 a.m.

The Shrine will be CLOSED if there is severe weather, this will be announced via the Shrine website, social media, and Flocknotes.  Please be sure to follow the Shrine social media pages: Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (@SeaportShrine) and sign up for Flocknotes for the most current updates about unscheduled closings.

If there is Winter weather on a Sunday, the Shrine will remain OPEN.  


Scheduled Closings

The Shrine is generally CLOSED for Federal Holidays, the Shrine is closed for the days listed below:

  • New Year's Day (January 1) Open, January 1 is Observed as a Holy Day of Obligation, please check our Holy Day of Obligation Schedule.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Third Monday in January)
  • President's Day (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May).
  • Independence Day (July 4).
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September).
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October).
  • Veterans Day (November 11).
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November).
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