Happening Now: COVID-19 & Parish Updates  

A Prayer Experience for Holy Week - These pages will serve as a guide with spiritual reflection questions.

Holy Week Overview
Palm Sunday
Holy Thursday
Good Friday
The Easter Vigil

A Note from Fr. Dan 3-31-20

At the request of the Archdiocese of Boston all Parish Offices are closed. Inquiries can be left at : [email protected] . Remember, Parish staff can be reached at 617-244-0608 leaving messages in appropriate mailboxes or by way of email.

At this time Reconciliation has been temporarily suspended as Churches are closed to the public due to the spreading of the virus.

During these anxious and trying times we remember the words of Jesus who told us explicitly, "I will be with you always." Knowing and believing in His grace and the power of His presence, we commend ourselves to his loving heart.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Corpus Christi St. Bernard Parish cannot be offering public services for Palm Sunday or the Triduum. Our parishioners are encourage to participate by watching these liturgies at home. Remember that you are in our prayers each day and we ask the Lord to unite our prayers and ourselves this Holy Week.

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020
Solemn Mass with Blessing of Palms with Cardinal Seán O’Malley
WLVI-TV to broadcast at 8:00-9:00am | CatholicTV to broadcast at 11:00am, 7:00pm 11:30pm
Mass program is available by clicking here.
Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020
Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Cardinal Seán O’Malley
CatholicTV broadcast LIVE at 7:30pm
Good Friday, April 10, 2020
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion with Cardinal Seán O’Malley
CatholicTV to broadcast LIVE at 3:00pm, rebroadcast 9:30pm
Holy Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm
Solemn Vigil of Easter with Cardinal Seán O’Malley
CatholicTV to broadcast LIVE at 7:30pm
Easter Sunday, April 12, 8:00am
Mass of Easter Sunday with Cardinal Seán O’Malley
WLVI-TV to broadcast at 8:00-9:00am | CatholicTV to broadcast at 11:00am, 7:00pm 11:30pm
Ways to Watch the CatholicTV Network:
Cable: Comcast Ch 268, Verizon Ch 296, RCN Ch 85
Livestream: CatholicTVLIVE.com

Religious Education Update - Parents the new religious education website is up and running. I would highly encourage all the students to use the website to continue their lessons at home and to help rely on God in these trying times. A link from CatholicSensei.com was sent to all families to become members and have access to the member section for their lessons. If you have any trouble, please contact Matt.

We would want you to be aware of the following updates:   

  • Effective Monday, March 23rd, funeral Masses and other forms of funeral services at our churches are suspended in the Archdiocese of Boston. We recommend that the bereaved be offered the opportunity for a graveside committal service during this time and a Memorial Mass when we are able to again offer the celebration of Mass and religious services at our parishes and churches.
  • Masses and all parish activities (including Stations of the Cross) have been cancelled until further notice. All are encouraged to watch Mass at home http://www.catholictv.org/
  • The church will be open for personal prayer (we would ask people to respect a limit of 25 people at a time) from the hours of 9am - 12pm Monday-Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12-3PM.   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be available on Wednesday from 9-12pm.   
  • Parish Business Hours Until Further Notice:
    • Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm - Most requests can be handled by phone or email. We would ask that only essential business be done in person. 
  • Baptisms, and Weddings, will remain on the schedule with the instruction that immediate family only attend. 
  • Cardinal Seán is dispensing all Catholics in the Archdiocese from the obligation of abstaining from meat during the remaining Fridays of Lent. Those who are able to abstain are encouraged to pray for those who are ill.
  • Here are some important links: 


Welcome to the web pages of Corpus Christi - St. Bernard Parish (a Roman Catholic faith community) in the 'Garden City' of Newton. Our parish, living and thriving here in the western edge of our city, provides much to our parishioners and those outside of that description - all by the grace and life of God our Father, and in the name of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our beautiful and reverent celebrations of the Mass on Sunday are made more so by the faithful and active participation of all present. Both the daily and Sunday celebrations of the Mass provide an oasis of grace and faith for many parishioners and those who visit. It is through the Eucharist that we are able to accomplish the other works of service and mercy that so define our Catholic tradition.

Each day, through the grace of Christ, we try to build this holy place of Corpus Christi-St. Bernard into a monument of what it means to be prayerfully and generously worthy of the promises of Christ-all in the middle of a public square often alive with voices calling folks elsewhere. As you navigate through these pages please know that our parish community welcomes you and prays for you.


Fr. Dan O'Connell





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Corpus Christi -St. Bernard Parish

Mass Times

Saturday (Vigil) 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM

Saturday 3:00 PM and anytime by Appt.

Prayer Group
Mondays 12:00 PM

Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesdays 8:30 AM

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00PM

Mission Statement

"Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish is a Catholic faith community centered in the Eucharistic celebration. We give witness to our baptismal promises and commit ourselves to learn, love, and live the message of Jesus Christ."

Of Interest...

Boston Catholic.org - Archdiocese of Boston





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