On Thursday, March 12th, Archbishop William E. Lori issued the following statement which supports Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon's decision to close schools until March 27th:
“In light of the order today by Governor Hogan that all public schools be closed for the next two weeks, I have similarly instructed that all archdiocesan schools be closed during the same time period, March 16-27, 2020 and that all school-sponsored activities be cancelled during that same timeframe. In addition, I have instructed all parishes of the Archdiocese of Baltimore to comply with the Governor’s order by limiting attendance at all Masses and parish-sponsored events, regardless of location, to no more than 250 people until further notice.”
Please join us in prayer for our national and state leaders as they navigate this unfolding challenge. We also pray for those individuals who have contracted the virus that they experience a speedy recovery.
One In Christ,
Kathleen Mahar Amy Cannon