Spiritual Support

As we continue this period of social distancing during the COVID-19 Pandemic and are unable to gather as a community, the Shrine remains committed to supporting your life of prayer and faith.

This page will host all the digital resources available to the Shrine to assist you with your life of prayer.  

Having taken into account recently issued directives from the CDC (Center for Disease Control), as well as recommendations from our Governor and a statement issued by Cardinal Sean, we have decided that the Shrine will close at noon on Tuesday, March 24th and remain closed until April 7th.

This decision is based on the fact that we have many vulnerable populations that gather at the Shrine, including seniors, tourists and the homeless. It is in the best interests of public health and the common good that we all do our part in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Masses are suspended until further notice

Holy Week

All Holy Week Liturgies will be live streamed on Facebook

Digital Resources


We are grateful to the Augustine Institute for giving all of us in the Archdiocese of Boston free access to FORMED.org for 40 days.  Instructions on how to create a new account can be found in in this PDF document.

A Virtual Retreat with Cardinal Sean

Join Cardinal Seán on this five-part retreat, using this opportunity to enter more deeply into Lent and grow in your relationship with Christ. 

Catholic TV

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make sure all Catholics have access to the Mass.  You can watch daily & Sunday Masses from the Catholic TV studio chapel. English Mass Sunday-Friday, Spanish Mass on Sunday. Please share this resource!

Homilies and Reflections

In addition to this wonderful resource provided by the Augustine Institute, the Shrine will continue to offer daily reflections from Fr. Paolo and Fr. Bryan.  These reflections can be found on our YouTube Channel or on our social media pages. Facebook | Twitter 

Live-Streamed Rosary and Stations of the Cross

The Wednesday Rosary and Friday Stations of the Cross will be streamed live on Facebook at 12:10.

For a list of virtual AA meetings, click here.

A Message from Cardinal Sean


AA meetings on Tuesday are suspended until further notice.

All other scheduled events are cancelled until further notice:

  • Bible Study
  • Wednesday Rosary
  • Friday Stations of the Cross
  • Young Adult Group Meetings
  • Thursday Coffee and Conversation