Local Catholic Churches Take Precaution Against Flu

The Archdiocese of Boston is taking steps to stop the spread of the flu.

Parishioners at St. Bridget, St. George and other local Catholic churches may notice something different for weekend Masses.

The Archdiocese of Boston announced this week that it is allowing priests to suspend the distribution of wine during Communion as a precaution because of the recent flu outbreak, reported The Boston Globe.

Churches were also notified that parishioners could exchange a sign of peace by “bowing to nearby parishioners instead of shaking hands,” reported The Globe.

Earlier this week, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a state of health emergency because of the flu outbreak and earlier this week the Town fo Framingham ran out of flu vaccines.

Lee Gagen January 12, 2013 at 08:58 PM
Must be a very welcoming congregation. And a good flu-prevention method of "bowing to nearby prisoners"...
Susan Petroni January 13, 2013 at 04:52 AM
Ooops. I fixed the typo. Thanks!


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