Georgia Bulletin

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Archdiocese of Atlanta cancels events due to COVID-19

Published March 11, 2020

Here is a list of events in the Archdiocese of Atlanta canceled due to COVID-19 concerns:

The Archdiocese of Atlanta’s schools will close for two weeks, starting Monday, March 16. The closure was announced Friday, March 13, by Superintendent Dr. Diane Starkovich. She said there were no known exposures to school communities of the COVID-19 virus, but “in the greater interest of public health” the schools will be closed.

All public Masses are canceled, including confirmation Masses in the Archdiocese of Atlanta through April 5.

Joy-Filled Marriage workshops, part one and two, originally set for Saturday, March 21, are canceled. For more information, contact Daniel West of the Office of Formation and Discipleship at

Toni’s Camp: The event, hosted by the Disabilities Ministry, for women and men with special needs has been canceled. All registered campers will have their payments refunded. Any volunteer who already paid for bus transportation will also receive a refund. If a family or a volunteer has questions, please contact Maggie Rousseau at 404-920-7682 or

High School Youth Rally: The event scheduled for March 21 at St. Oliver Plunkett Church has been canceled.

Mercy Care: postponing the Mercy Ball from March 21 to June 13 for the safety of guests. We are grateful for community support of our mission and hope even more people will be able to celebrate with us in June.

Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers: As of Monday, March 16, the monastery will close its retreat house, book store, museum and heritage center and its food bank, which serves Rockdale, Newton and Henry counties.

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3 responses to “Archdiocese of Atlanta cancels events due to COVID-19”

  1. Sandy Hudson says:

    Should we stay home from Mass on Sunday? I am 63 and my husband is 65. He has diabetes. The archdiocese in North Carolina removed the obligation of Sunday Mass due to the coronavirus. Is this something that will be done in the Atlanta archdiocese? We are planning to watch Mass on TV through EWTN.

    • Nichole Golden says:

      Bishop Konzen has lifted the obligation to attend Mass for three weekends, beginning this weekend. Other livestream Masses to watch are available at God bless you and your family.

  2. Debby & Wayne Dye says:

    I thank God that Bishop Konzen lifted the obligation to attend Mass for the next 3 weekends. Our parish said you should attend Mass but if you have symptoms of flu or cold you should not. As senior citizens we will not attend because we are concerned about our health even though we do not have any symptoms. I bless Bishop Konzen for lifting the obligation to attend Mass. We will be in prayer watching Mass in the morning.