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**In accordance with the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia,
public Masses have resumed.**

Weekend Masses

Saturday

9:00am
5:00pm Vigil

Sunday

6:45am [No music]
7:45am
9:00am
10:30am [Live stream]
12:00pm

**No 7:00pm Sunday Mass.**

Daily Mass

7:00am
9:00am

Adoration
[in Main Church]

Tuesdays
ending @ 6:30pm

** Church is open every day
from 7:00am - 7:00pm. **

Confessions
[in the Church proper]

Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
Saturdays @ 4:00pm
Or by appointment

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A Farewell: Rev. John F. McBride
(July 16th, 11:00am)

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July 16th Live Stream @ 11:00am.

Rev. John F. McBride Funeral Worship Aid
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** July 19th Bulletin (will open in new window) **

Remembering Rev. John F. McBride

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Reverend John F. McBride, Retired, Resident, Saint Andrew Parish, Newtown, died on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Father McBride was born on June 30, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the son of the late John F. McBride Sr, and Edith M. McCutcheon. He attended Most Blessed Sacrament Parochial School, Philadelphia, and West Philadelphia Catholic High School, Philadelphia before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father McBride was ordained on May 19, 1962, at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia by Most Reverend John J. Krol. He served as: Parochial Vicar, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Springfield, Notre Dame DeLourdes Parish, Swarthmore, Saint Aloysius Parish, Pottstown, and Saint Gabriel Parish, Norwood. He was a member of the faculty at Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield. Additionally, he served as Pastor at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Hilltown from 1986 through 2002. In 2006 he was appointed Senior Priest, Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish, Glenside, where he served until retirement in 2012.

The Reception of the Body will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 4:00pm, followed by a viewing. A Parish Mass will be held at 7:00pm.

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D. will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Father McBride on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 11:00am, which will be live-streamed on our website. A viewing will begin at 9:00am.

Among those Concelebrating the Funeral Mass will be Reverend Monsignor Donald E. Leighton, Reverend Leonard N. Peterson, Reverend Marc F. Capizzi, Reverend Kyle M. Adamczyk, Reverend Jason E. Buck, and Reverend David P. O’Brien. Reverend Monsignor Michael C. Picard will be the homilist.

Interment will be at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

4:00pm - Transferal of the Body
(followed by a Viewing until 7:00pm)

7:00pm - Mass


Thursday, July 16, 2020

9:00am - Viewing
(until 11:00am)

11:00am - Funeral Mass with the Archbishop Pérez
(to be live-streamed here and on YouTube)

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass
(July 12th, 10:30am)

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July 12th Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Fifteenth Ordinary Time Sunday Worship Aid
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** July 12th Bulletin (will open in new window) **

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass
(July 5th, 10:30am)

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July 5th Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Fourteenth Ordinary Time Sunday Worship Aid
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** July 5th Bulletin (will open in new window) **

2021 Mass Book Opening Wednesday, July 1st @ 9:30am

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*Selections will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.*

Only one (1) person will be permitted into the Parish Office at a time and those waiting outside will need to form a line.

There is a five (5) Announced Mass limit and the stipend is $10.00 for each Mass.

The office is observing Summer Hours and will be closed from Noon-1:00pm for lunch and closing Mondays through Thursdays at 4:30pm.

The reception area is closed on Fridays until August 28th.


We still have a limited number of 2020 Announced Mass Cards with various dates from November through December. All are 7:00am weekday Masses.

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass
(June 28th, 10:30am)

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June 28th Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Thirteenth Ordinary Time Sunday Worship Aid
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** June 28th Bulletin (will open in new window) **

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass
(June 21st, 10:30am)

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June 21st Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Twelfth Ordinary Time Sunday Worship Aid
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** June 21st Bulletin (will open in new window) **

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Mass
(June 14th, 9:30am)

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Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Mass
June 14th Live Stream @ 9:30am.

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Worship Aid
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** June 14th Bulletin (will open in new window) **

During this Mass, we will also be celebrating the full reception into the Catholic Church of eight new Parishioners from the RCIA program.
Please join us as we welcome our newest members!

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Mass
(June 7th, 9:30am)

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June 7th Live Stream @ 9:30am.

Most Holy Trinity Sunday Worship Aid
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** June 7th Bulletin (will open in new window) **

Solemnity of Pentecost Mass (May 31st, 10:30am)

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May 31st Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Pentecost Sunday Worship Aid
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** May 31st Bulletin (will open in new window) **

Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez
Regarding the Death of George Floyd

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The hearts of Americans across the country are joined together in collective mourning following the tragic, disturbing, and unnecessary death of George Floyd. In the name of the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I express my prayerful condolences and join with all who are struggling to cope with this heavy burden of sorrow and grief.

Recent events in Minneapolis are a stark reminder that the vile evil of racism has not been stamped out in this country. Rather, it has been resurgent in communities throughout our land for the last several years with old wounds being painfully ripped open time and again.

Racial hatred has no place in our world, including here in the United States, or in the hearts of people. Every life is a precious gift from God. Racism is a mortal sin and an attack on that gift. All of us share a responsibility to bring an end to this evil and to do so in a way that seeks justice and peace. The perpetual cycle of pain and anguish must end.

May God give all of us courage and solace as we work together for social justice and to preserve our land as one of equality and opportunity for every citizen. May He bring peace to Minneapolis and to our Philadelphia region and may He rekindle within each of our hearts true love and respect for our fellow human beings.

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez
Archbishop of Philadelphia
May 29, 2020


Additionally, Archbishop Pérez was one of several committee chairmen from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to co-author a statement on this same topic. The full text is linked below.

Statement of U.S. Bishops Chairmen in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests

Seventh Sunday of Easter Mass (May 24th, 10:30am)

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May 24th Live Stream @ 10:30am.

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Saint Andrew Welcomes Deacon Kenneth Cavara

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Welcome New Deacon Kenneth Cavara!

Once again Saint Charles Seminary and Archbishop Perez have honored our Parish with the assignment of another Transitional Deacon. Kenneth Cavara is an outstanding Seminarian soon to be ordained to the Sacred Diaconate on June 13. Deacon Kenneth will report to our Parish on June 6 to begin his Ministry with us. As always I am confident that Deacon Kenneth will find a very welcoming group of Parishioners, Staff and Priests. We have always felt privileged to be given this responsibility of mentoring a young man preparing for Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. Please extend a warm welcome to him, and we will truly be blessed by the presence of a very fine young man.

In this transition, we say goodbye and extend well-wishes to Deacon Kevin Okafor, who will be leaving to prepare for his Ordination to the Priesthood on June 20. What a gift he has been to our Parish, and he will bring all of our love to other people in his future Ministry as Priest. Appreciation to Our Lord for these wonderful vocations to serve the Church!

Gratefully,
Monsignor Picard

Kenneth Cavara and his family have been parishioners at St. Agnes in West Chester, Pennsylvania since 1982. Kenneth and his six siblings attended St. Agnes Parochial School. After St. Agnes School, he attended Salesianum School (’99).

Kenneth graduated from West Chester University (’05) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After West Chester University, Kenneth taught English as a second language in Taiwan from 2006-2008. When he returned to the United States, Kenneth began a career in medical sales which relocated him to Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

He entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2014.

Kenneth enjoys reading, movies, travelling, and all sports especially soccer, tennis, and skiing. He is also a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan.

Ascension of the Lord Mass
(May 21st, 11:00am)

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Ascension of the Lord Mass
May 21st Live Stream @ 11:00am.

Ascension Worship Aid
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Bucks County Police Memorial Mass
(May 18th, 7:00pm)

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May 18th Live Stream @ 7:00pm.

HOPE The HOPE Ministry at St. Andrew Church is still up and running during this pandemic. We are a community outreach program and are still able to:

- Prepare and deliver meals (to the door only)
- Food shop for those who are unable (drop food at door only)
- Pick up prescriptions
- Call someone twice a week to check in and chat

If you are in need of our services please call or email one of the coordinators.

JoAnn Marotto, 215-630-6119
Nancy Dansbury, 215-932-0699
Mitzi DeBlasis, 215-805-1989
Debbie Gregory, 267-237-2420


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE ABOVE NAMES.

"We are each of us angels with one wing, and we can only fly embracing each other" - Luciano de Crescenzo

***Please continue to save all aluminum tabs.***
Children's Hospital will be grateful to receive them after this quarantine is over.

Sixth Sunday of Easter Mass (May 17th, 10:30am)

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Sunday Mass
May 17th Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Sixth Sunday of Easter Worship Aid
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We respectfully ask that you continue to support our parish in the usual way you have done either weekly, monthly, or otherwise. We encourage you to mail in your envelopes or cash (by check) to our parish office, or by subscribing to our online giving link, Parish Giving, by clicking the logo below.

We hope to see you soon!

May Procession (May 13th, 7:00pm)

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May Procession
May 13th Live Stream @ 7:00pm.

May Procession Worship Aid
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Fifth Sunday of Easter Mass (May 10th, 10:30am)

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Sunday Mass
May 10th Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Fifth Sunday of Easter Worship Aid
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Fourth Sunday of Easter Mass (May 3rd, 10:30am)

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Sunday Mass
May 3rd Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Fourth Sunday of Easter Worship Aid
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Third Sunday of Easter Mass (April 26th, 10:30am)

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Sunday Mass
April 26th Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Third Sunday of Easter Worship Aid
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Divine Mercy Sunday Mass (April 19th, 10:30am)

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Divine Mercy Sunday Mass
April 19th Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Divine Sunday Worship Aid
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Divine Mercy Prayer Service @ 3:00pm.

Dan Tarrant and Monsignor Picard on
CatholicTV's This is the Day

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(begins at the 5:00 minute mark)

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Easter Sunday April 12th Live Stream @ 10:30am.

Easter Sunday Worship Aid
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Easter Vigil April 11th Live Stream @ 7:30pm.

Easter Vigil Worship Aid
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Holy Saturday Morning Prayer (April 11th)

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Holy Saturday Morning Prayer.

Good Friday Mass (April 10th, 3:00pm)

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Good Friday April 10th Live Stream @ 3:00pm.

Good Friday Worship Aid
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Good Friday Morning Prayer (April 10th)

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Good Friday Morning Prayer.

Holy Thursday Mass (April 9th, 7:30pm)

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Holy Thursday April 9th Live Stream @ 7:30pm.

Holy Thursday Worship Aid
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School and Religious Education Mass (April 8th, 11:00am)

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Chrism Mass (April 6th)

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Easter Sunday, April 12th:
Mass during the day - 10:30am

Palm Sunday & Monsignor's Easter Reflection

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Click Picture to watch Palm Sunday Mass
(April 5th, 10:30am)

Greetings Saint Andrew Parishioners,

During this time of quarantine, I have had quite a bit of time for reflection not only for the future of my life, but for the past events as well. It seems that the aging process brings many memories of life in the past and less concern and speculation about the future. So as I was reminiscing recently about Easter, I realized that it surely will be unlike any other Easter experience of past times.

One of my favorite activities on Holy Saturday was to color eggs. I absolutely enjoy color! There was always competition among my siblings as to who would be the most creative in decorating the eggs. My sister Marge usually won the prize! Also we always had either baby chicks (live ones), or little rabbits, or even one year, two beautiful ducks. The year of the ducks was traumatic. After a few weeks they disappeared from the back yard. We were never quite sure what happened to them, and after extensive searching of the neighborhood, they were nowhere to be found. However, my Father, never to see us unhappy, secured two more ducks of the same beautiful colors and we thought they were the ones lost but found again. Pop was quite good at solving our problems and making us happy.

This year a villain named COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has dampened our preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Like the Disciples of Jesus, we are saddened that it won’t be the same as always. On Good Friday, they lost their best Friend and saw Him die a horrible death on a Cross. They thought they would never see Him again and their lives would be saddened by such a great loss. Little did they know that God the Father would return His Son again on that glorious Easter morning, and they would touch His pierced hands and side and eat with Him while now fully alive in their gathering in that Last Supper Upper Room.

So here we are this year missing the usual way He comes to us in this Sacred Week we call “Holy” knowing full well that He has been with us, and will always be with us, even in the midst of doubt, confusion, and worry.

Like my Father who brought joy to our Easter time, Our Father will always provide JOY for us, because He is so good, and lovingly cares wholeheartedly for us.

Goodbye “Corona” … bring Easter on!

- Monsignor Picard

Stations of the Cross (April 3, 7:00pm)

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Live Streaming Mass (April 1, 4:00pm)

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3/31/20 Update: With regards to the current developments associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Saint Andrew Catholic Church will be operating with the following schedule:

***We WILL be providing online services during Holy Week and hope that you join us. We are still working out the scheduling and how best to serve the Parishioners. Once we have the schedule set, we will notify the Parish via email and the website.***

1. In accordance with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, all public Masses are SUSPENDED until further notice.

2. Adoration, Confessions, and Funerals are ON AS SCHEDULED (see left for new times).

3. RCIA and Stations of the Cross have been SUSPENDED until further notice.

4. Baptisms and Weddings are CURRENTLY ON AS SCHEDULED, BUT AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PARTY SCHEDULING. Please notify the Priests about any postponements or cancelations.

5. The Parish Office is closed INDEFINITELY.

All other Saint Andrew Catholic Church programs/events are POSTPONED until further notice, due to the potential of community spread.

Saint Andrew School will remain closed until at least WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30th. Future School and Religious Education Program cancelations/postponements will be communicated by either the School Principal or the Director of Religious Education.

We will update the status of programs when more information emerges in the days and weeks ahead. Stay safe. God Bless!

3/29/20 Update: 5th Sunday of Lent

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3/27/20 Update: Urbi et Orbi (1:00pm EST)

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(beginning at 12:55pm).

3/25/20 Update: Feast of the Annunciation

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3/22/20 Update: Pray the Rosary Online

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3/21/20 Update: Fourth Sunday of Lent at St. Andrew Church

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Click Picture to Watch Mass from March 21-22nd Weekend.

- Dear Parishioners -

It is my hope and prayer that all of you are remaining well and taking strict precautions to avoid putting yourselves at risk with this Coronavirus.

So far your Priests are remaining well, thank God!

As you now know (and can read below), Archbishop Perez has curtailed all public Masses, daily and Sunday, until further notice. It is our hope that this will reduce significantly the possible spread of the virus. Our entire Staff (Parish Office, School, and Religious Ed) is remaining at home and our Parish will continue to pay their usual salaries and benefits.

We respectfully ask that you continue to support our parish in the usual way you have done either weekly, monthly, or otherwise. We encourage you to mail in your envelopes or cash (by check) to our parish office, or by subscribing to our online giving link, Parish Giving, by clicking the logo below.



As always your spiritual welfare is my first and primary concern for you and your family. Please know that we will be providing a video of the Sunday Mass each week for your viewing at home. A link for this will be on the front page of our website. Perhaps you can view it as a family and pray together and discuss the Readings and the homilies as a family.

I am confident that Our Father, Son, and Holy Spirit will use this unusual time to strengthen our Faith as a Parish Family and your family as well. Let us continue to pray for each other and for those seriously affected by this virus. St. Andrew and Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!

- Monsignor Picard and your Priests and Staff here at St. Andrew.

A Letter from the Archbishop

- My brother priests and deacons -

Without a doubt, this is for all of us an unsettling time in ministry, including the people we work with, and those we are so blessed to serve. Our lives, routines, and pastoral service has changed abruptly in the last couple of weeks thrusting us to find new and creative ways to be present to our people. But as the history of the Church has shown us over and over again, the spirit of God, along with our passion and dedication to the mission entrusted to us by Christ will see us through. As St. Paul so wisely proclaims,

“Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5).

Trust this truth. Let it ground you and be the source of your strength and consolation.

I want to thank you, in the name of my brother Bishops, for all you are doing, along with your staffs and parish leaders, to be present to your people in ever more creative ways including technology, social media and all the means available to you. While we have all understood that it is prudent to follow the directives of the world around us with regards to our gatherings, you are diligently exploring opportunities to bring the Church to your people in all sorts of ways. That, in and of itself, is incredibly reassuring. Our people need you and appreciate you! Your presence, your voice, and your care is a sign of the presence of Christ in their midst. We appreciate your patience and understanding as all of us, parishes and Archdiocesan staff, work through all the details connected to this moment the best we can. All of our hearts desire the same thing, to be a source of strength, hope, and consolation to those we have been called to serve.

Be assured of our prayers for you and your parish communities as we navigate together these days with steadfast love and care for our people, helping them by the strength and joy of our ministerial fraternity.

In Christ,

+Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia

+ Timothy C. Senior, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia

+ John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia

+Michael J. Fitzgerald, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia

+Edward M. Deliman, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia

Adoration at St. Andrew Church

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3/19/20 Update: St. Patrick's Day Mass at St. Andrew Church

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3/17/20 Update: Sunday Mass at St. Andrew Church

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IMPORTANT PRESS RELEASE FROM ARCHBISHOP PEREZ (3/17/20)

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