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  • St. Anthony Shrine, Boston closed until March 21

    St. Anthony Shrine in Downtown Boston announced March 12 that the Shrine will be closed until March 21.

    The following message was posted on the shrine’s website:

    St. Anthony Shrine Will be Closed

    A message from Fr. Thomas Conway, O.F.M.

    March 12, 2020

    Due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, St. Anthony Shrine will close at 7 p.m. today and remain closed until Saturday, March 21. Our plan is to reopen at 3 p.m. on March 21 in preparation for the 4 p.m. Mass that day. The building will be closed to the public during this time, though we plan to continue neighborhood outreach services to the homeless while the building is closed.

    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 do our part with regard to this virus.

    Updates can be found on the Shrine’s website and our social media channels. More information about the C-19 virus can be found at:

    Please join the friars in our prayer for all of the sick, medical workers, and all people impacted by this virus.

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