Serving Boston's West End, Beacon Hill and North Station Communities

2020 Timeline

Our Timeline - 2020


  • “2020 Vision & Conversation” ongoing evangelization & parish strategizing


  • Cardinal discontinues masses & all church and parish gatherings
  • NIN-NID (Neighbors in Need/Neighbors in Deed) outreach program launched

March - May

  • Prayer Mask initiative with volunteers making upwards of 2000 masks
  • Fresh Box food deliveries to elderly households
  • Constant Zoom and other meetings for Covid 19 directives
  • Livestream Mass with 10 or less attending / First Communion one at a time
  • Weddings rescheduled / Funeral rituals restricted/
  • With church inactive some reconstruction and projects completed


  • Columbarium dedicated
  • No Holy Week or Easter


  • One mass resumes-Pentecost Mass 5/31
  • Income and expenses completely adjusted
  • Administerial and facilities staff reduced
  • Church doors restored

Summer & Fall

  • Limited capacity services with increased/routine sanitization
  • First Communions & Confirmation
  • Some Weddings and funerals resume
  • Home School Faith Formation


  • Additions of Sunday afternoon mass, Wed & Fri adoration and 12:10 mass


  • First “Virtual Coffee and Donuts” on November 8th
  • November 9th, St Joseph Church 158th Anniversary/Day of Giving
  • Thanksgiving Day 10 AM Mass (in person/livestreamed)
  • Sunday November 29th- Advent begins