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Guidelines for Opening Churches for Public Worship in the Archdiocese of Hartford
May 27, 2020


On Friday, May 1st at 3:00pm, Archbishop Gomez, president of the US Conference of Bishops lead prayer consecrating our nation to the care of our Blessed Mother.  Following that, Archbishop Blair did the same for our Archdiocese, which may be found at

https://Facebook.com/archdioceseofhartford

Blessed Virgin Painting by Lash Larue



Archbishop Blair's Easter Message

Archbishop's Letter regarding Suspension of Confessions due to Corona Virus (4/2/2020)


3/17/2020 -  From the Office of the Archdiocese of Hartford

 Funerals

Unless it is already scheduled and planned, all funeral Masses are suspended.  Additionally, wake services at funeral homes are not to be recommended.  Priests are allowed to celebrate the “Rite of Committal with Final Commendation” at the graveside.  Participation at such services should be limited to immediate family and close friends only, and their number must be in keeping with the limits established by the civil authorities.

A Mass for the repose of the soul of the deceased, as provided for in the Roman Missal, can be added to the parish Mass intentions and offered as soon as reasonably possible under the circumstances, or, if the family desires, a public celebration of this Mass at a later date can be contemplated.