Parish Coronavirus Update


Effective Immediately

Dear Parishioners of St. Philip Neri Church,
In light of Governor Wolfe’s announcement/directive and the growing concerns around the coronavirus the following are now in effect for our Parish:

  • Masses are suspended starting 3-18-2020 at 12:00 PM: https://www.saintphilipnerichurch.com/important-suspension-of-all-masses/

  • St. Philip Neri School is closed and will potentially reopen on April 6th. If this date changes, we will provide further notification when available. Our School has and will continue to receive a deep cleaning of all areas in preparation for the return of our students.

  • Archbishop Perez, in union with the Bishops of Pennsylvania, has dispensed the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

  • Despite the suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, all regularly scheduled Masses, Baptisms, Confessions and Stations of the Cross will continue for the public and for those who wish to attend. If you are scheduled for a Baptism in the coming weeks and would like to reschedule, please call the Church Office.

  • All non-liturgical meetings, activities, socials, CYO activities and gatherings in Church or School are cancelled until further notice.

  • We have taken extra precautions in deep cleaning the Church including thoroughly disinfecting all the pews and public areas. Hand sanitizer is available at the main entrance/exit of the Church.

  • All those who are elderly and people of all ages with underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, etc. are at higher risk for serious infection and should not enter into large gatherings of people. Anyone that currently feels sick should stay at home so as to protect other people from illness.

Let us pray through the intercession of Mary,
who throughout history has interceded for God’s people.

Mary our Mother and intercessor Hear the prayers of your children
and ask your Son to protect all our
families and loved ones in this our time of need.
May He comfort those afflicted and bless and strengthen
those who dedicate themselves to their care.
May He grant wisdom and singleness of purpose
to our civic leaders as they
work to guard and protect all people.
We ask this through your Son, Jesus.
Amen.



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