Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding The Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Over the last several weeks, the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has dramatically impacted our lives and our communities.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Shift to Flexible Instructional Model for All High Schools, Elementary Schools, Schools Of Special Education, and Parish Religious Education Programs in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

This afternoon all school and parish religious education program families and staff are receiving a joint letter from administrators of the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education and Office for Catechetical Formation. The letter is an update to a communication sent last evening with initial information in response to the state officials’ response to combating the spread of COVID-19.

Statement Of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Dispensation From The Obligation To Attend Sunday Mass

Effective immediately, and until further notice, in union with the Bishops of Pennsylvania, I have dispensed the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.