BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Phase One of Massachusetts' economic reopening plan includes houses of worship, and while some places are planning to open this weekend, others are waiting until they feel more comfortable.
According to Bishop Robert Reed, it's not going to be easy to implement all of the state's reopening guidelines, and he expects mass on the weekend is going to be "very different."
Bishop Reed said for those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic, the first weekend where houses of worship will be reopen will also be a time to mourn.
"Without the consolation of a funeral mass, I think it's been very difficult for people," Bishop Reed told WBZ NewsRadio. "They haven't been able to grieve."
Bishop Reed will be hosting a Memorial Mass on Friday, May 29th, to honor those who have died during COVID-19. It will be broadcast four times throughout the day on CatholicTV and online.
WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay reports:
People are invited to submit the name of a loved one to be placed on the altar during Mass, by clicking here.
Bishop Reed also invited names to be submitted for any loved one who has passed, regardless of whether it was due to COVID-19.
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