COVID-19

Catholic Charities food drive May 2020

Photo: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington | Hyattsville, MD

 

This page offers links for living our faith, helping others, seeking assistance, and accessing accurate health and government guidance during the COVID-19 crisis. 

We thank the Catholic parishes, schools, hospitals, Catholic Charities, nursing homes, food programs, health care ministries, and the 1 million+ Maryland Catholics who are helping communities and neighbors across our state every day!

CHURCHES ARE BEGINNING TO REOPEN FOR PUBLIC MASSES

Most churches have or are reopening, but precautions vary, so please check with your parish before showing up and please review information provided by your (arch)diocese regarding new guidelines (see links below). If you have not signed up for Flocknote, MyParishApp or other communications your parish may offer, please consider doing so to get updated information.

The dispensation from attending Sunday Mass in person remains in place throughout Maryland (please participate by watching Mass on TV or online) during this time of transition. 

CATHOLIC RESOURCES

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Archdiocese of Washington


Diocese of Wilmington


National and Vatican Websites

Additional Free Spiritual Resources 


Blessing in Time of Pandemic

Catholic Health Care in Maryland 



Please also check parish websites and social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, for updates from the (arch)dioceses, parishes, and Maryland Catholic Conference (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram).

WAYS TO GIVE

Our parishes and social service ministries need spiritual, financial and pastoral support. Demand for food, emergency assistance, health care, diapers, shelter and more is growing. Parishes are struggling to keep the lights on while moving Mass and prayer online and providing pastoral and practical care, and Catholic schools and teachers have worked with families to support remote learning. 

Please keep these needs in prayer - and please donate to your parish and other ministries, if you can, using the links above. You will find wish lists, sign-ups to help with groceries for parishioners who are homebound, and even recipes to keep the casseroles and other food going for sites such as Our Daily Bread in Baltimore.

Just check with your parish, school or Catholic Charities to see how you can volunteer. While the needs are great, health concerns and social distancing mean our parishes and ministries may need to adjust how they provide services.

PREGNANCY SUPPORT 

  • Gabriel Network
  • OptionLine: Visit the website, call 800-712-HELP or text “HELPLINE” to 313131 for confidential assistance 

GOVERNMENT COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGES