As has been the case, our civil and Church leaders' response to the COVID-19 situation is continuing to develop. We at A.B.V.M. are committed to keeping you updated. Please read the following important information below.
Recently, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice. Archbishop Pérez said, “As the Archbishop of Philadelphia, my first priority is to ensure the health and welfare of those entrusted to the pastoral and temporal care of our Church. So, in light of the developing Coronavirus pandemic, a decision has been made to suspend the public celebration of all Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for the time being."
Rosary Campaign for an End to the Coronavirus
The Office for the New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia invites you to join us online, by phone or in spirit as we pray the Rosary every night at 8 PM until the Solemnity of the Annunciation. We will ask the miraculous intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to put an end to the coronavirus. Full details about how to join in can be found at phillyevang.org/rosary.
Celebrating Mary’s ‘Yes!’ Rosary Rally for Vocations – Wednesday, March 25 at 7 PM
Catholics throughout the Archdiocese are invited to be part of the Culture of Vocations by participating in a VIRTUAL ROSARY RALLY!! The event will be streamed ONLINE on our website (Heedthecall.org) and Facebook page (@PhillyPriest), and will include a rosary rally led by Archbishop Nelson Perez, as well as an opportunity to learn more about a new Vocations initiative in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia! On the Feast of her profound YES, we will honor Our Blessed Mother and ask for her protection and intercession as we pray for vocations!
Morning Prayer with Fr. Matt Guckin – Daily 7 AM
Join Fr. Matt Guckin from St. Francis de Sales parish in West Philadelphia for live-streamed Morning Prayer each morning at 7 AM. Two ways to join in:
Daily Divine Mercy Chaplet and Discussion Group with You Are Made New Ministries
You Are Made New Ministry is now offering a daily Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 PM along with a weekly women’s support group and a discussion group for men and women. View the schedule and log-in information here: https://youaremadenew.com/calendar/online-ministry-gatherings/
Virtual SoulCore Exercise Class
SoulCore (soulcore.com) is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching and functional movement with the traditional prayers of the Church. Join Nicky Verna, trained SoulCore leader and parishioner at St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Media, PA for an online SoulCore class. Schedule: Thurs, March 19 at 1 PM, Friday, March 20 at 11 AM, Mon-Fri the following week at 11 AM
Live-Streamed Rosary with the Dominican Friars, 7 PM ET
Lectio Divina on the Sunday Readings with the Dominican Friars
The following websites offer online faith formation videos, audio recordings and eBooks to help deepen your knowledge of our Catholic Faith!
We at Annunciation recognize how difficult this news is for everyone. We are privileged in the United States to have access to the Sacraments, the priesthood, the celebration of Mass and the freedom to adore the Blessed Sacrament. God spoils us! Times like these, while thankfully extremely rare, remind us of how much God has given us and fosters in us a thirst for them once more. We urge all to turn any sadness into hunger, any upset into desire, so that when the opportunity arises again to reunite with Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, a honeymoon of joy and fulfillment will be renewed within our hearts.