March 19th
Baystate Medical Center had changed its visitor policy.  Please go to www.baystatehealth.org or Facebook for more information.  In addition to recent Diocesan guidelines for clergy, Baystate Hospital has restricted clergy from visiting except for end of life (dying) situations for the Last Rites.  Both Fr. John and Fr. Dennis have pledged to go to the hospital in those emergency situations or to hospice situations at nursing homes or someone's home.  
 
Again, priests have been informed that routine visits to hospitals that are not emergencies will not be permitted.  Please advise this to a loved one who may be hospitalized.  Let us hope and pray that such restrictions will soon be lifted,  
 
Also......please note that we do have an answering service that is reachable by phone at all times.  If you have an emergency please call the rectory at 532-7503 and follow the verbal prompts to connect you to the answering service operator.  The operator will track us down and contact us.
 
Fr John Connors
Pastor
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