The Archdiocese of Baltimore is continuously consulting with pastors, lay leaders, state and health officials and others to make sure our parishes, schools and other facilities are safe spaces during the coronavirus pandemic. For the most up-to-date guidelines on our policies, click the link below.
Continued communication with the faithful is critical at a time when they are being separated from their parish community and from the Eucharist. We are strongly encouraging the use of the MyParish App. You will receive instant parish notifications, participate in online Masses, daily Mass readings, archdiocesan and international news, prayers, broadcasts of the Catholic Baltimore radio show and so much more!
The Archdiocese of Baltimore periodically sends out email and/or text messages via Flocknote.
Also check with your parish about signing up to for your parish’s Flocknote messaging system to receive direct information from your local faith community.
Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of the functions of the Catholic Center are operating from remote locations. A very limited number of essential personnel report to the building on a daily basis. We are committed to serving our parishes and schools with the same level of responsiveness and attention that they expect and need.
Catholic Review Radio is a weekly news interview program produced by Catholic Review Media. The program features newsmakers, authors, entertainers and Catholic leaders from the Archdiocese of Baltimore and around the world.
Those watching Mass online are encouraged to make a spiritual communion since they cannot physically receive holy Communion. Click here for more information and for a spiritual communion prayer.
In his Letter to the Romans, St. Paul offered support and encouragement to his fellow Christians, urging them to “rejoice in hope, endure in affliction and persevere in prayer.”
In that same spirit, Archbishop William E. Lori invites all to share their requests for prayers for themselves, their families and loved ones. The archbishop will take those requests to the altar every day as he celebrates Mass.
Pray for one another that God may keep us always in his love.
Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, invites all the faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and all members of the Knights of Columbus and their families to join him in praying a prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for protection against the coronavirus.
At the beginning of the pandemic, Archbishop William E. Lori offered a reflection on liturgical readings or other topics. Click play on the accompanying video to watch the most recent reflection.
Click on the playlist button in the upper right hand corner of the video or the button below to see previous reflections. Audio files of the reflections are also available.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Catholic Schools developed a comprehensive plan for the safe return of faculty and staff on August 24, 2020 and students on August 31 for instruction five days per week.
The plan is designed to maximize both safety and in-person instruction and requires strict adherence to all recommended safety practices, including social distancing and the wearing of facial coverings. The recommendations outlined in the plan provide guidance and support to all Archdiocesan Catholic schools to aid in the development of their individual plans for reopening.
As the world faces the effects of the coronavirus, we understand that our parishes, too, will be affected. Learn how you can support your parish family here .
Your support of archdiocesan-wide initiatives, including the 2020 Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries, is also greatly appreciated. Please call 443-263-1989 with any Gift Processing questions or concerns.
The following are recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):