Some parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore will offer public Mass for the first time since mid-March as Maryland begins to ease COVID-19 restrictions.
The archdiocese has 153 parishes and missions in 10 jurisdictions that include Anne Arundel, Howard, Frederick, and Baltimore counties as well as Baltimore City, WTOP reported. It will be up to each parish to evaluate on its own whether it will be ready to reopen or remain closed.
“I think it is safe to say everybody misses the opportunity to receive the sacraments, especially the sacrament of the Eucharist,” Bishop Adam J. Parker told the Catholic Review. “At the same time, we are hearing from a number of people who are urging us to exercise caution about reopening too soon.”