Archdiocese of Washington announces plans to close Catholic schools

In a March 12 statement from the Archdiocese of Washington, Archbishop Wilton Gregory announced that in response to public health recommendations from local government leaders regarding the potential spread of coronavirus, Masses open to the public in all archdiocesan parishes, missions and campus ministries will not be celebrated starting this Saturday, March 14, until further notice. Weddings and funerals may proceed but should be limited to immediate family.

And following public safety directives made by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and state superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, Archbishop Gregory announced that all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington – which includes the District of Columbia and the five surrounding Maryland counties of St. Mary’s, Charles, Calvert, Prince George’s and Montgomery – will be closed from March 16 through March 27.

Read the full statement story from the Catholic Standard HERE.