Stations of the Cross are cancelled as of March 13th.
Masses are cancelled effective March 14th.
|The Archdiocese of Washington has set a new policy for churches and schools in the Archdiocese [see below]. In compliance with that policy, all Masses for St. Ignatius Parish are cancelled until further notice. In light of Bishop Lopes’ instruction to be respectful of the protocols of local dioceses, we will cancel our Masses as well.|
We will be investigating ways in which you can spend time with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. So please check this website regularly for ongoing determination of St. Luke’s schedule of events.
Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools will be closed and public Masses cancelled beginning Saturday, March 14. A statement regarding this decision is available here.
Archbishop Gregory has also issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to all parishioners of the Archdiocese of Washington.
“We are aware of the rapidly developing district and state guidelines regarding the coronavirus. My number one priority as your Archbishop is to ensure the safety and health of all who attend our Masses, the children in our schools, and those we welcome through our outreach and services. Please know that this decision does not come lightly to close our schools or cancel Masses. We are profoundly saddened that we are not able to celebrate our sacraments as a community for the time being but we know Christ remains with us at all times – specifically in times of worry like this.
I have made available pastoral and spiritual resources as well as TV Mass that I encourage you to use. I also invite you to join us for Mass and prayer via livestream in our social media. May the peace of Christ settle any anxieties and fear we may have. Let us continue to pray for the people whose lives have been impacted by the coronavirus as well as those who continue to care for them.” – Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory