The Archdiocese of Boston has implemented that all faith formation classes be cancelled because of the COVID-19. The confirmation retreat scheduled for March 29th will be postponed till mid / late May

The Collaborative of St. James & St. John the Baptist

Two Diverse Roman Catholic Parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston

Eucharistic Adoration

(during the Coronavirus ) 

Tuesday & Thursday

Saturday & Sunday

9:00am - 12:00pm 


Monday / Wednesday / Friday 


(No more than 10 people)

(Social Distance: 6 feet apart)

St. James Lower Church - Haverhill  


St. James & St. John the Baptist Collaborative Parish Office will be closed

starting on 3/24. Due to the Coronavirus. If you need assistance, please call: 

978.372.8537 or email:  

Thank you 


Viewers can watch these Masses on demand at any time at

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 Bp. Hennessey will be celerbrating Palm Sunday at St. William's Church. You can view at 11:00am on




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

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9:00am-12:00PM   Saturday / Sunday / Tuesday / Thursday / SJ

7:00-8:00PM   Monday / Wednesday / Friday / SJ


HOLY THURSDAY (4/9/2020)

Bishop Hennessey -  Immaculate Conception, Newburyport, MA  via facebook live -

GOOD FRIDAY (4/10/2020)

Bishop Hennessey via St. Andrew Church, Billerica, MA -

HOLY SATURDAY (4/11/2020)

Bishop Hennessey at Immaculate Conception Church, Newburyport, MA via facebook live -


view on Catholic tv

No Public Masses due to Coronavirus. Please watch live streaming with Bishop Hennessey. 


Good day faith formation families,

          Please know how sad I am not being able to finish our year together. We at the parish all wish health, safety and happiness for your families thru out this difficult time, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Many of you are having questions about the important dates for sacraments.

          The first communion is cancelled on May 2nd, postponed to Saturday June 20th, 2020 4pm at St. James Church. This was obviously due to the unprecedented situation and abundance of caution and safety for all concerned. Apologize for any inconvenience this may bring. Pushing the date out to later June will give us time to do practices and reconciliation in June. The archdiocese has cancelled masses till right now, the beginning of May and depending on the situation that could change as well.

         Confirmation stays on September 12,2020 without any changes. The retreat will most likely be in June as well and when things eventually return to some sense of normalcy, I will plan those dates out and attempt to give as much notification as possible.

           Please don’t hesitate to email at with any questions/concerns , please check the bulletins online at for further important information on rehearsals and mandatory preparation for sacraments. These times are all new to us all, we will get thru them with faith, time and following the suggested guidelines of staying at home and social distancing.

This letter will be emailed to all addresses I have as well as mailed to home addresses I have on file, please pass the message with friends via safe practices. Thank you for your assistance and understanding. Many blessings to you and your family.

Joelle Mather

Collaborative Coordinator

Catholic Collaborative of St. James & St. John the Baptist Parishes


For more information:



Virtual Evangelization link:


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Just a reminder that we will be sending only 2 of these emails out this week to give your inboxes a break! The next one will be sent on Thursday for the weekend. For Holy Week we will send a daily update in the morning through Holy Saturday.

A Virtual Retreat with Cardinal Seán is available “on demand” at our YouTube channel

Also, attached below is a Holy Week resource to help parishes/families journey through Holy Week from home.

Be assured of our prayers. Please pray for us!

Thank you! In Christ,


Assistant Cabinet Secretary for Evangelization and Discipleship



  • If you were able to watch Pope Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” message and prayer service on Friday then you prayed this Litany</strong... with him.  


  • Have a Catholic “movie” night as a family. A couple of suggestions from The Witness Trilogy (cartoon); Story of Don Bosco (Italian with subtitles but very good) 


  • Write letters – yes with actually written words – to friends or families. Consider doing so especially for those who are elderly to offer a word of encouragement. Enclose a picture of you and your family. 
  • Check in with those who have family members in hospice or who have recently died. This is a particularly hard cross to bear right now with social-distancing keeping loved ones from their relatives in these moments. 


  • Put a sign on the lawn or hang a banner that says “we are praying for you” or something similar. 

Join Cardinal Seán on an Additional Holy Thursday Retreat

Thursday, April 9, 7:00 PM – The Eucharist

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper from the
Cathedral of the Holy Cross to follow on Catholic TV at 7:30 PM

Retreat will air/stream nightly at 7:00 PM on:

Catholic TV (click here)

Catholic TV Facebook page (click here)

Archdiocese of Boston’s Facebook page (click here) (click here)


Rosary Rally 2/21/20





If Haverhill Public School is delayed or canceled, no daily Mass at 9:00am and no parish activities. For weekend Masses: please see announcements on the tv news stations. Thank you






2019 - 2020 Faith Formation Registration Forms

Registration Forms for the upcoming Faith Formation year are now available.  For those families that attended last year, pre-filled registration forms have been mailed. New families are able to pick up blank packets at each parish, or by clicking on the links below!  The Registration Form and Medical Release Forms be be completed and returned in order for your child(ren) to be registered. 







Happy 4th of July!

A huge Thank you! to all who made the fireworks cookout such a success!  The parish parking lot was filled and the hamburgers and hotdogs were flying off the grill!  A great time was had by all and the fireworks were amazing!











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Our music ministries at St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes are looking for you to share your talents! Please visit our Music Ministry page for more details. Everyone is welcome!


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