A Message to Parishioners


In-person masses will be on Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday morning at 8:30 only, and there will not be any music or singing at these two masses since singing is a way that the virus can spread. Not having music will also cut down on our time spent together, minimizing the risk of viral transmission. In other words, these two in-person masses will be like a regular weekday morning mass. The 10:00 AM mass is now in-person, as well as live-streamed with music.  

Returning to Public Celebrations of Holy Mass

"A central part of being sincere Eucharistic people is our willingness to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty,
clothe the naked and visit the imprisoned."

-Fr. Eamon Tobin -A Simple Explanation of the Mass

In early March Bishop Tobin dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation until further notice as all our churches have been closed due to the pandemic. We are presently commencing with a partial reopening of our churches.


When Will Our Parish Reopen?

  • Our parish will commence with a public Mass on Sunday, June 14, 2020, the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of the Lord.

  • Only 100 people will be allowed to attend as that reflects 25% of our capacity.

  • Mass will continue to be live streamed at 10:00 am. 


Who should NOT attend?

  • The elderly and those with underlying health conditions are not encouraged to attend.

  • Those who are exhibiting any symptoms of the virus should remain at home.

What You Can Expect From Your Parish

  • Upon entering the church someone will greet you at the entrance and provide a dose of hand sanitizer for you.

  • A receptacle will be available in the gathering space for your weekly offering, as there will be no collection taken up during Mass.

  • There will no offertory procession with the gifts of bread and wine.

  • Only one entrance to the church will be used (the main entrance from the parking lot).

  • We will keep you informed with details regarding signing-up for Mass.

What Your Parish Expects from You

  • Everyone attending must wear a mask.

  • Social distancing is mandatory (6 feet) at all times, except for members of the same family.

Reception of Holy Communion

  • Everyone receiving Holy Communion is asked to come up through the center aisle, one row at a time, maintaining safe social distancing (6 feet apart).

  • The faithful are asked to receive Holy Communion in their hand while wearing their masks, and then remove their masks to receive the Sacred Host.

  • Holy Communion may not be distributed with gloves, nor may it be received in the hand by a member of the faithful wearing gloves.

Departing After Mass

  • To avoid congregating, the faithful should depart Mass intermittently. Prolonged visits in the church before or after Mass are not encouraged.

  • To facilitate a smooth exit, we ask that as the celebrant leaves the sanctuary, those sitting in the center area of the church follow out behind him row by row. Once the center aisle is clear, we ask that those in the other sections follow the same pattern, while maintaining social distancing (6 feet apart).

What's New

St. John the Baptist Mary Vianney

3587 Diamond Hill Road

Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864

Parish Office: (401) 333-6060

Faith Formation: (401) 333-2347

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday : 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Friday : CLOSED

Please call the office before visiting.

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