Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Updated: 11:32 am
In light of increasing updates on and concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), Bishop David Zubik has made the decision to cancel all weekday and Sunday Masses in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, effective Monday, March 16, until further notice. Arrangements are being made to livestream more Masses in the days ahead.
“Although in many ways it saddens me to make this decision, given the best advice from health experts on federal, state and local levels, I feel it is a necessary one at this time. I’m counting on the understanding and cooperation of all in the Diocese of Pittsburgh as we pray for each other. At this difficult time, we especially are relying on the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church, and St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus and patron of the universal church,” he said.
Bishop Zubik is calling for a special day of prayer in the Diocese of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, a great feast of the Blessed Mother. More information will be forthcoming.