June 3, 2020

The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Releases Inspirational And Instructional Videos Ahead Of The Projected Resumption Of The Public Celebration Of Mass In The Five-County Region

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia (AOP) has released a series of inspirational and instructional videos as public Masses resume across the five-county region beginning the weekend of June 6-7, 2020. That resumption will take place with due respect for and adherence to guidelines set forth by governmental health agencies.

The “Returning to Mass Videos” are part of “Arise: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic,” an Archdiocesan initiative designed to invigorate parish life after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted (archphila.org/arise). This program provides parishes and Archdiocesan institutions with guidance and resources for worship, catechesis, evangelization, and communications to help clergy and faithful reintegrate into active, in-person participation in Mass and parish activities.

Links to the videos along with description can be found below.

Returning to Mass Testimonial Videos

The Returning to Mass videos are a compilation of testimonies from local Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholics about their excitement to return to Mass after their prolonged fast from the Eucharist during the COVID-19 restrictions.  They are designed to inspire confidence and joy in returning to Mass and a sense of “rising from the tomb” with Christ as we emerge from the difficult period of lock down.

Returning to Mass Video in English (Captioned): https://vimeo.com/423262781

Returning to Mass Video in Spanish (Español): https://vimeo.com/423265766

Returning to Mass Video in Vietnamese: https://vimeo.com/423267574

Returning to Mass & Instructional Video in American Sign Language: https://vimeo.com/425261211 


Returning to Mass Instructional Videos for the Faithful 

These instructional videos for the faithful provide an overview of guidelines for returning to the in person celebration of the Mass.  The videos were produced by Ascension Press.

Instructional Video in English (Captioned): https://vimeo.com/showcase/7201957/video/425226684

Video instructivo en Español:  https://vimeo.com/showcase/7201957/video/425467653

Returning to Mass & Instructional Video in American Sign Language: https://vimeo.com/425261211


Open Doors Video 

Get a glimpse of the open doors of our local parishes as we welcome everyone back to the public celebration of the Mass. In this video, pastors and parishioners joyfully announce that the doors are open for Mass once again, culminating with a “welcome home” from Archbishop Pérez​! 


Open Doors video: https://vimeo.com/showcase/7201957/video/425185246

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Editor’s Note:To learn more about the “Arise: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic,” please visit https://archphila.org/arise/.

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Alaina N. Longo
Deputy Communications Officer
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