Dear Brother Priests and Deacons,

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has released a statement regarding the projected resumption of the public celebration of daily and Sunday Masses. The full text of the statement is below and attached. Please consider sharing this information broadly in your parish communities in the manner you deem most appropriate. Thank you.

Statement from the Archdiocese Regarding the Project Resumption of the Public Celebration of Mass in the Five-County Region

In mid-March, the celebration of public Mass was suspended in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the obligation for the faithful to attend Mass was dispensed. Those decisions were not made lightly and were always intended to be temporary measures.

They were made out of necessity for the common good and in recognition of the fact that all of us share a responsibility for the preservation of public health, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this unprecedented time, the Archdiocese has made every effort to provide for the spiritual needs of the faithful as well as the temporal needs of those who benefit from its many charitable works.

It is important to note that Catholic churches in the Archdiocese have never been closed. Local parish churches have remained open for private prayer as well as the celebration of the Sacraments Baptism, Penance, Matrimony, and funeral Masses at the discretion of the local pastor and with respect for guidelines from public health officials as they have evolved over time.

Based on recent statements from government officials at the state level, it is anticipated that the five-county region comprising the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will move into the “yellow” phase of the statewide re-opening plan by Friday, June 5th. As such, it is projected that the celebration of daily and Sunday Masses will resume beginning on Saturday, June 6th.

The administration of the Archdiocese has been working in consultation with public health officials to ensure that such a resumption takes place within the context of state approved guidelines and is actively working to provide appropriate guidance to its clergy so that all will be as prepared as possible when the public celebration of Mass begins again. All of us are eager to open the doors of Church wide for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan
Vicar for Clergy

We welcome you to Presentation Blessed Virgin Mary’s Web Site. We are a Catholic parish located at 204 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096. The Pastor is Rev. Eduardo Montero. Presentation Parish is located 2 blocks west of the intersection of City Line and Haverford Roads.

We invite you to stay and read about our parish. If you are planning a trip and looking for a convenient place to attend Mass, we welcome you. Please see our Mass and Confession Schedule and the directions to our church.

Handicap Access is provided from Rectory side of Church with parking available in front.