Diocese of Wilmington cancels all public Catholic masses

March 18, 2020

On the advice of government officials, and after consultation with medical professionals, Bishop Francis Malooly has canceled all public Masses in the Diocese of Wilmington until further notice.

This effort is designed to help safeguard the public and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“We do not take this action lightly and without prayerful consideration,” Malooly said. “We must put the health and well-being of our parishioners first. I invite the faithful to stay connected to their parish community electronically, and to participate in Mass via television and the internet during this challenging time.”

The Diocese of Wilmington has set up a website with information for Catholics in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, including a viewable Sunday Mass recorded at Wilmington’s Cathedral of St. Peter.

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