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Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese: Holy Week masses canceled

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Posted at 7:14 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 20:14:45-04

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese has canceled all Holy Week masses due to coronavirus concerns.

In a letter, Archbishop Jerome Listecki said all Holy Week masses such as Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday Mass, are canceled. However, Listecki announced he would livestream these services.

Additionally, the Archbishop said all baptisms, first communions, and confirmations would be postponed until the coronavirus crisis has passed.

The suspension of all daily and Sunday masses continues as well.

Listecki is also asking families to postpone funerals if possible, as large gatherings are prohibited under Governor Tony Evers' Safer at Home order.

Listecki added, "If there is no way to delay, they need to be cautious about keeping the number of people to a minimum and maintaining the proper social distancing between people. This is especially difficult at such a sensitive time."

Read the full letter below:

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