COVID-19 Updates: What Catholics in the Diocese Need to Know.

In order to keep the Catholic community of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore up-to-date regarding our efforts to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Diocese of Wilmington has set up this webpage.

The guidance below from Bishop Malooly goes into effect on May 21, 2021.  Since the new guidelines may take some time to implement on the parish level, immediate compliance is not expected.  However, the diocese request that parishes be in compliance by The Feast of Corpus Christi (June 5/6, 2021.) Parishes are expected to implement the new policy on mask wearing immediately.  

COVID Guidance – May 21, 2021

The Bishop and Vicar General wish to thank our priests, parish staff, and parishioners for their patience and cooperation.  Not one case of COVID-19 has been traced to any of our Masses and that is because of your vigilance.  Well done!

Click here to read the STATEMENT in Spanish

revised 6/2/21


Will Catholic schools in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore be back to full, in-person learning this fall? Read the letter from the Superintendent, here.

Maryland Bishops encourage use of the COVID vaccine. Details here.

U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Pro-Life and Doctrine Address Ethical Concerns on the New COVID-19 Vaccines. Click here.

U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine. Click here for details.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Releases a Pastoral Message on the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Read it here.


Sunday Mass is live-streamed from the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wilmington, Delaware, every Sunday morning at 9:30 on the Diocese of Wilmington’s YouTube Channel. Watch it live, or as a replay at 


For information from the State of Delaware, click here.

For information from the State of Maryland, click here.

Visit this page often for updates.