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Public Masses suspended until further notice

April 8, 2020

To the faithful of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City,

I continue to pray for you and for all of the faithful as we work to adjust to our new normal for the next few weeks. Thank you to everyone who has continued to offer private Masses, celebrated Mass and prayer online, and stayed connected in many other ways. The presence of our faith has lifted spirits, offered hope and made this time more faith filled.

In March, I issued a directive suspending public Masses until after April 16. Recently, Gov. Stitt and other civic and health leaders extended the safer-in-place and shelter-in-place orders until the end of the month.

With the ever-changing situation, I am suspending public Masses in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City beyond Easter and until further notice. All other provisions and precautions remain in place.

We must remain steadfast in our faith and know that we are not alone. Let us pray for one another and for all those who are sick or affected by this virus. We will continue to keep you informed with further changes and adjustments as needed.

Faithfully yours in Christ,

Archbishop Coakley

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