Archdiocese on COVID-19: Pray and Fast - March 18th

Posted on March 16, 2020 in: General News

Archdiocese on COVID-19: Pray and Fast - March 18th

Archbishop Hebda offers a message regarding COVID-19/coronavirus, including a special day of prayer, abstinence and fasting Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Link to video: https://youtu.be/ul9lJbcSPzQ

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has dispensed "all Catholics in the territory of this Archdiocese from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, until further notice. If the faithful decide that congregating for Sunday Mass would constitute a risk to themselves or others, they have the freedom not to attend. Masses, however, will continue to be celebrated in our parishes as regularly scheduled at this time.

Even for those who stay home, Sunday remains a holy day, and Catholics should still observe the Lord’s Day e.g. by making a “spiritual communion” while watching Mass online, on TV, or radio (broadcast 11:00 a.m. on KSTC-TV/45 and 9:00 a.m. on Relevant Radio 1330am). You can pray the Liturgy of the Hours, the Rosary, and other devotions. You may also decide to attend Mass on a weekday when assemblies are smaller."

Link to full statement: https://www.archspm.org/statement-regarding-dispensation-from-sunday-mass-obligation/

For more from the Archdiocese, visit: https://www.archspm.org/covid19


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