Easter Sunday will mark the 46th consecutive week of outdoor masses at Our Lady’s Parish in Waltham. WBZ-TV's Mike LaCrosse reports.
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JAMES DIPERRI: And as we give thanks to God for celebrating in person--
MIKE LACROSSE: Easter Sunday will mark the 46th consecutive week of outdoor masses at Our Lady's Parish in Waltham.
JAMES DIPERRI: Holy Week is here, the time to come forward.
MIKE LACROSSE: People set up their beach chairs, socially distance right in the parking lot. The church's pastor, Father James DiPerri. Says the outdoor services are extremely well-attended and he expects a busy Easter.
JAMES DIPERRI: So people come together. They want to be together. And they follow the health guidelines, and thankfully, all goes well.
ADAM RIVEIRO: Now, by the grace of God, we've had no COVID cases here at our church from any service.
MIKE LACROSSE: Liberty Baptist Church in Easton is also nearing a year of adjusting services amid the pandemic. Church members can choose to worship inside or listen through their car radio.
ADAM RIVEIRO: There is no substitute for being part of the service, but we also want to make sure that for those who are the most vulnerable, that there's a mechanism to make sure that they can still feel like they're part of church, too.
MIKE LACROSSE: Doctors say people who are not vaccinated still need to take steps to protect themselves if they're heading to service.
SHIRA DORON: The more you can stay in well-ventilated places, especially the outdoors, the safer you are.
JAMES DIPERRI: The Lord be with you.
MIKE LACROSSE: At Our Lady's, the outdoor masses may continue, even when the pandemic is over.
JAMES DIPERRI: I think the key is that we have to be creative, whatever the times may bring.
MIKE LACROSSE: In Waltham, Mike LaCrosse, WBZ News.