Pray for Boston


Masses and Prayer Services in the aftermath of the 4/15 Boston Marathon Bombings

We will be maintaining on this page a list of prayer services and Masses that will be held after the bombings in Boston on April 15, 2013. Please return regularly for updates.

If you have an update you’d like to submit, please submit via the form at the bottom of the page. If you have questions, please email

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  • Waterfront Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage, 65 Northern Avenue, Boston. Open for prayer, reflection & meditation. Book of prayer and condolence.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

  • Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree; Noon Mass and Holy Hour until 3pm in Bethany Chapel
  • Holy Cross Cathedral, 1400 Washington St, Boston; 6pm mass in Blessed Sacrament Chapel
  • Paulist Center will have two Interfaith Candlelight Services this evening at 5:15 and 6:15 in response to yesterday’s tragedy.
  • Eucharistic Holy Hour with Rosary for the Boston bombing victims; Lighting of candles at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham; 5-6 pm in the church
  • Sacred Heart in East Boston; Mass being offered at 6:30pm
  • Interfaith Chapel at Suffolk University, Donahue Building, 5th Floor, 41 Temple Street, Boston. Mass will be offered for the victims at 7:30pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  • Interfaith Chapel at University of Massachusetts, Boston, McCormick Building, 3rd Floor off the Ryan Lounge. Mass will be offered at 12:30pm.
  • Congregational Church of Needham, 1154 Great Plain Ave, Needham. Community-wide healing service at 7pm.
  • St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 5 Linden Place, Brookline. Daily Mass and holy hour beginning at 12:10pm.
  • St. Gregory Parish, 2223 Dorchester Ave, Boston. Holy hour at 7pm.
  • MIT Chapel, Building W-15, corner of Mass. Ave and Amherst St, Cambridge; Holy Hour 8-9pm
  • St. Mary Parish, Cambridge; Eucharistic Adoration extended until 7:30pm, Rosary in English 7pm, Mass in Spanish 7:30pm
  • St. Mary of the Angels, Roxbury, Prayer vigil in front of the parish house chapel, 6:30pm

Thursday, April 18, 2013

  • St. Cecilia Parish, 18 Belvedere Street, Boston. Mass of healing and hope at 6:30pm.
  • St. Mary Parish, 94 Andover Street, Georgetown; Mass of healing and hope at 7pm, followed by a Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet.
  • St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 16 Great Road, Sudbury; Interfaith prayer service at 7:30pm
  • St. Paul Parish, 502 Washington Street, Wellesley; Eucharistic adoration from 1pm to 5:30pm.
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 155 Wheeler Road, Dracut; Ecumenical Prayer Service, 7pm

Saturday, April 20, 2013

  • Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish, 1529 Washington St, Newton; Holy Hour for peace and healing and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 2:45pm

Sunday, April 21, 2013

  • St. Joseph Parish, 153 South Franklin Street, Holbrook. Divine Mercy chaplet will be prayed before each Sunday Mass.

Monday, April 22, 2013

  • Immaculate Conception Parish, East Weymouth. Mass for the victims, families, first responders and medical personnel at 7pm.
  • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have asked that today at 2:50pm, exactly one week after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, be marked with a minute of silence followed by the ringing of bells across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please consider joining in at that time with a moment of prayer for the victims, their families, and all affected by these events.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

  • St. John the Baptist Church, 20 Church Street, Peabody; Interfaith Prayer Service at 7pm.