Archdiocese of Detroit suspends public masses until April 6 due to coronavirus concerns

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Posted at 3:05 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 15:05:37-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Archdiocese of Detroit announced Friday that they will suspend all public masses until April 6.

The decision was laid out by Archbishop Allen Vigneron in a letter to the faithful.

March 13 2020 Letter to the Faithful by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

While masses are suspended, the Archbishop is urging the faithful "to keep holy the Lord’s Day by making an act of Spiritual Communion, a well-established devotional practice of uniting one’s self in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion."

Mass can also be watching from home online or on "TV through services offered by EWTN, Fox 2, and the Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND) in English and Spanish."

Mass times and details are available online.

The Archdiocese is also providing updates on the overall coronavirus situationon their website.