Check back here for the latest updates on changes and cancellations at the Seton Shrine due to the Coronavirus.
UPDATE: 3/30/19: In light of Governor Hogan’s stay-in-place order, Archbishop William Lori has ordered the closure of all churches and shrines in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
UPDATE 3/18/20: The Basilica remains open; however, the maximum limit is now ten people. Basilica staff will manage the restriction. 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.
UPDATE 3/17/20: Stations of the Cross have been cancelled in accordance with Archbishop Lori’s directive to cancel all scheduled prayer services.
UPDATE 3/16/20: The Visitor Center (Gift Shop and Museum) will be closed March 17-April 15 out of an abundance of caution for our staff and visitors. The Basilica will remain open during its regular hours (Sun 12pm-5pm, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm).
To view all Archdiocesan directives on the coronavirus, please see archbalt.org/coronavirus. Please know that we will do everything in our power to continue to offer the sacraments as close to normal as possible. Let us all ask Mother Seton’s intercession during this difficult time, especially for the weak and vulnerable.
Can’t Make Mass?
Join us in praying the following prayer composed by Pope Francis to the Blessed Mother in response to the Coronavirus
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
The Visitor Center will be closed March 17-April15 out of an abundance of caution for our staff and visitors. The Shrine has also cancelled the following events:
- Stations of the Cross (in accordance with Archbishop Lori’s directive)
- 3/15 St. Patrick’s Day Concert
- 3/20-3/21 St. Joseph’s Valley Days
- 3/20 and 3/27 Lenten Retreats
All registrants will be refunded. If you have questions please email Bridgett Bassler at email@example.com.
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