The Pastoral and Temporal Response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
ARCHBISHOP NELSON J. PÉREZ ANNOUNCES THE SUSPENSION OF ALL PUBLIC MASSES IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2020.
Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended ALL public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice.
Last week, the Archbishop dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Both decisions were made in response to the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the directives provided by government and health department officials at the local, state, and national levels. These measures will be re-evaluated pending future developments.
CLICK HERE to find a news release that has been distributed to the media as well as liturgical directives that have been shared with all clergy in the Archdiocese.
CLICK HERE to see the most updated information regarding liturgy directives from Archbishop Pérez and the Office for Divine Worship.