RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is continually monitoring advice from public health officials and local, state and federal governments for the best ways of responding to the coronavirus (COVID19). We offer the following resources and policies to help Catholics of the Archdiocese in an ever-changing climate. You will also find a link to online Masses and a newsfeed with local, national and international coverage of the pandemic.
We join Pope Francis in asking for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for a halt to the spread of the virus.
Archdiocese of Baltimore Guidelines
The CDC has amended its guidelines by limiting the number of people gathered to 10. This standard will be applied to all situations involving the gathering of people in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
ALL MASSES are to be offered without the physical presence of the faithful until further notice. There are no exceptions. Masses may not be celebrated for small groups of the faithful in chapels or homes. For a list of parishes that livestream their Masses via radio, television or the Internet, visit www.archbalt.org/online-mass.
Stations of the Cross
No formal Stations of the Cross services may be scheduled. While people may privately observe Stations, given the new limitation on gatherings to 10 people, it is encouraged that parishes record Stations of the Cross and share it via website, social media, email, etc. Archbishop Lori will conduct Stations of the Cross via livestream from the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen March 20 at 4:45 p.m. The recording will continue to be accessible on the Cathedral website after it takes place.
BAPTISM, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS-Given the new CDC limits of 10 people gathered, all Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, whether currently scheduled or not, must be managed to limit attendance to a total of 10 people, including the officiating priest/deacon and any other staff. It is therefore encouraged that a conversation take place with the family ahead of the event to discuss the possibility of rescheduling. Baptisms should be restricted to only the sponsors and immediate family of the child being baptized.
CONFIRMATION-All Confirmation Masses are suspended until further notice, and will be rescheduled once restrictions are lifted.
RECONCILIATION-The Archdiocesan-wide “Day of Reconciliation” has been canceled. The Sacrament of Reconciliation may still be offered, provided that:
Reconciliation rooms be used if they offer the required social distancing and privacy; Traditional Confessionals should not be used even if the penitent is behind a screen.
Signage be posted where people gather before and after receiving the sacrament re: required social distancing, refraining from entering if ill or vulnerable, practicing proper hygiene and noting the State and CDC limits on gatherings to 10 or fewer;
Sanitizer be offered, where possible, as people enter; and
The number of people present is monitored.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK-Those sick who are dying should receive the Sacrament, provided that:
the priest first contact the hospital to confirm any restrictions on visitations;
the priest follow recommended hospital guidelines for protecting himself while administering the Sacrament; and
it be observed that Church law does not require skin to skin contact for administering of the Sacrament.
Archbishop Lori has been offering daily Lenten reflections. Those messages are posted to the archdiocesan YouTube channel as videos
Please check back often for updates. Please be safe, and wash your hands.
For further information, please visit the Archdiocese of Baltimore at: https://www.archbalt.org/
Welcome to Corpus Christi Church and thank you for visiting our website.
We are a vibrant community committed to celebrating our faith in Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition. We practice our faith by worshipping with joy and calling, addressing issues of social justice, supporting families with children, promoting women’s leadership, reaching out to gay and lesbian Catholics, and extending hospitality to all who seek a welcoming home in the Roman Catholic Church.
Located in the heart of the Bolton Hill historic district, Corpus Christi draws parishioners from throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan Region. Our members are attracted to our relatively small size (approximately 162 households), our hospitality, and our compassionate approach to ministry.
We look forward to welcoming you to Corpus Christi Church.
The Community of Corpus Christi
10:30am (Canceled until further notice)
4:00pm (Canceled until further notice)
12:10pm Monday, Wednesday, & Friday (Canceled until further notice)
Holy Day Mass times may vary. Check Calendar for details. (Canceled until further notice)
Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. or by appointment (Canceled until further notice)