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by William Mahoney, Ph.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 18, 2020   

Catholics in the United States have no Mass

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Last Updated: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020

It is now official — there are no Catholic Masses (Latin Rite) publicly celebrated anywhere in the United States.

On the Eve of the Solemnity of St. Joseph [March 19, 2020] the final handful of dioceses in the four remaining states of Kentucky, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas canceled their public Masses.

This means roughly 65 million Catholics throughout the country have no public Mass available at this time, anywhere in the nation.  

Preferring to remain anonymous, one priest on the East Coast told Church Militant: "On Sunday, March 22, 1970, the Novus Ordo was made obligatory in the USA. On Sunday, March 22, 2020, no public Masses will be celebrated anywhere in the USA."

In the United States, the Catholic Church has 197 dioceses broken into 32 territorial archdioceses known as "Provinces."

This is a breakdown of Catholics affected nationwide by the suspension of public Masses:

Province of Anchorage 

  • Archdiocese of Anchorage - 29,693 
  • Diocese of Fairbanks - 17,978 
  • Diocese of Juneau - 5,366 

Province of Atlanta  

  • Archdiocese of Atlanta - 371,139
  • Diocese of Charleston - 152,413
  • Diocese of Charlotte - 138,583 
  • Diocese of Raleigh - 180,909 
  • Diocese of Savannah - 75,987

Province of Baltimore 

  • Archdiocese of Baltimore - 506,587 
  • Diocese of Arlington - 391,001 
  • Diocese of Richmond  - 212,189 
  • Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston - 100,614
  • Diocese of Wilmington - 225,000 

Province of Boston 

  • Archdiocese of Boston - 2,077,487 
  • Diocese of Burlington - 149,154 
  • Diocese of Fall River - 346,054 
  • Dioceses of Manchester - 327,353 
  • Diocese of Portland - 217,767 
  • Diocese of Springfield, Mass. - 240,730 
  • Diocese of Worcester - 369,096 

Province of Chicago

  • Archdiocese of Chicago - 2,442,000 
  • Diocese of Belleville - 103,818 
  • Diocese of Joliet - 625,189 
  • Diocese of Peoria - 195,553 
  • Diocese of Rockford - 420,883 
  • Diocese of Springfield, Ill. - 161,325 

Province of Cincinnati

  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati - 512,146 
  • Diocese of Cleveland - 812,675 
  • Diocese of Columbus - 240,682
  • Diocese of Steubenville - 40,411
  • Diocese of Toledo - 298,069 
  • Diocese of Youngstown - 235,541

Province of Denver 

  • Archdiocese of Denver - 344,015
  • Diocese of Cheyenne - 47,800
  • Diocese of Colorado Springs - 136,814
  • Diocese of Pueblo - 110,200 

Province of Detroit

  • Archdiocese of Detroit - 1,481,866 
  • Diocese of Gaylord - 76,060
  • Diocese of Grand Rapids - 162,670
  • Diocese of Kalamazoo - 117,088
  • Diocese of Lansing - 227,305 
  • Diocese of Marquette - 68,360 
  • Diocese of Saginaw - 139,937 

Province of Dubuque

  • Archdiocese of Dubuque - 211,847 
  • Diocese of Davenport - 103,037 
  • Diocese of Des Moines - 97,628 
  • Diocese of Sioux City - 94,186 

Province of Galveston-Houston

  • Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston - 1,041,123 
  • Diocese of Austin - 401,842 
  • Diocese of Beaumont - 89,345
  • Diocese of Brownsville - 888,004
  • Diocese of Corpus Christi - 384,308  
  • Diocese of Tyler - 55,934 
  • Diocese of Victoria - 106,441 

Province of Hartford 

  • Archdiocese of Hartford - 694,220 
  • Diocese of Bridgeport - 410,304 
  • Diocese of Norwich - 228,520 
  • Diocese of Providence - 679,275 

Province of Indianapolis 

  • Archdiocese of Indianapolis - 230,938 
  • Diocese of Evansville - 89,015
  • Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend - 162,043 
  • Diocese of Gary - 185,700 
  • Diocese of Lafayette - 98,003

Province of Kansas City in Kansas

  • Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas - 191,203 
  • Diocese of Dodge City - 60,554 
  • Diocese of Salina - 46,737 
  • Diocese of Wichita - 116,913 

Province of Los Angeles

  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles - 4,174,304 
  • Diocese of Fresno - 581,000 
  • Diocese of Monterey - 193,598
  • Diocese of Orange - 1,170,480 
  • Diocese of San Bernardino - 1,017,196 
  • Diocese of San Diego - 930,379

Province of Louisville

  • Archdiocese of Louisville - 196,888 
  • Diocese of Covington - 89,736  
  • Diocese of Knoxville - 50,411 
  • Diocese of Lexington - 45,815 
  • Diocese of Memphis - 65,779 
  • Diocese of Nashville - 71,188
  • Diocese of Owensboro - 51,847 

Province of Miami

  • Archdiocese of Miami - 856,783 
  • Diocese of Orlando - 361,085 
  • Diocese of Palm Beach - 259,729 
  • Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee - 62,289 
  • Diocese of St. Augustine - 160,479 
  • Diocese of St. Petersburg - 398,702 
  • Diocese of Venice - 217,585  

Province of Milwaukee

  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee - 731,516 
  • Diocese of Green Bay - 358,211 
  • Diocese of La Crosse - 202,540 
  • Diocese of Madison - 269,556 
  • Diocese of Superior - 83,622

Province of Mobile

  • Archdiocese of Mobile - 65,588
  • Diocese of Biloxi - 72,158 
  • Diocese of Birmingham - 74,777 
  • Diocese of Jackson - 51,992 

Province of New Orleans

  • Archdiocese of New Orleans - 488,004 
  • Diocese of Alexandria - 48,050 
  • Diocese of Baton Rouge - 219,310 
  • Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux - 130,000
  • Diocese of Lafayette, La., - 322,349 
  • Diocese of Lake Charles - 80,519 
  • Diocese of Shreveport - 39,436 

Province of New York

  • Archdiocese of New York - 2,521,087
  • Diocese of Albany - 400,000 
  • Diocese of Brooklyn  - 1,826,592 
  • Diocese of Buffalo - 707,981 
  • Diocese of Ogdensburg  - 143,700
  • Diocese of Rochester - 341,500 
  • Diocese of Rockville Centre - 1,428,563
  • Diocese of Syracuse - 345,736 

Province of Newark

  • Archdiocese of Newark - 1,319,558
  • Diocese of Camden - 458,044 
  • Diocese of Metuchen - 556,682 
  • Diocese of Paterson - 420,172 
  • Diocese of Trenton - 780,925 

Province of Oklahoma City

  • Archdiocese of Oklahoma City - 103,988 
  • Diocese of Little Rock - 106,051 
  • Diocese of Tulsa - 56,094 

Province of Omaha

  • Archdiocese of Omaha - 239,112
  • Diocese of Grand Island - 57,460 
  • Diocese of Lincoln - 89,431 

Province of Philadelphia

  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia - 1,486,058 
  • Diocese of Allentown - 273,249 
  • Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown - 108,202 
  • Diocese of Erie - 225,607  
  • Diocese of Greensburg - 181,167 
  • Diocese of Harrisburg - 247,194 
  • Diocese of Pittsburgh - 815,719 
  • Diocese of Scranton - 348,542 

Province of Portland in Oregon

  • Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon - 389,345 
  • Diocese of Baker - 38,390 
  • Diocese of Boise - 145,900 
  • Diocese of Great Falls-Billings - 57,144 
  • Diocese of Helena - 49,927

Province of St. Louis

  • Archdiocese of St. Louis - 555,750 
  • Diocese of Jefferson City - 86,483
  • Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph - 144,483 
  • Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau - 63,240

Province of St. Paul and Minneapolis

  • Diocese of Bismarck - 64,245 
  • Diocese of Crookston - 36,263 
  • Diocese of Duluth - 70,950 
  • Diocese of Fargo - 84,190 
  • Diocese of New Ulm - 69,503 
  • Diocese of Rapid City - 29,440 
  • Diocese of St. Cloud - 147,748 
  • Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis - 730,989 
  • Diocese of Sioux Falls - 125,332 
  • Diocese of Winona-Rochester - 130,527 

Province of San Antonio

  • Archdiocese of San Antonio - 667,667 
  • Diocese of Amarillo - 43,651 
  • Diocese of Dallas - 930,352
  • Diocese of El Paso - 656,035 
  • Diocese of Fort Worth - 400,501 
  • Diocese of Laredo - 225,250
  • Diocese of Lubbock - 80,742 
  • Diocese of San Angelo - 82,734 

Province of San Francisco

  • Archdiocese of San Francisco - 425,210 
  • Diocese of Honolulu - 234,588 
  • Diocese of Las Vegas - 544,519 
  • Diocese of Oakland - 527,566 
  • Diocese of Reno - 91,973
  • Diocese of Sacramento - 520,301 
  • Diocese of Salt Lake City - 150,000 
  • Diocese of San Jose - 630,000  
  • Diocese of Santa Rosa - 154,060 
  • Diocese of Stockton - 207,493

Province of Santa Fe

  • Archdiocese of Santa Fe - 254,110
  • Diocese of Gallup - 55,700 
  • Diocese of Las Cruces - 132,646 
  • Diocese of Phoenix - 556,692 
  • Diocese of Tucson - 350,000 

Province of Seattle

  • Archdiocese of Seattle - 904,000 
  • Diocese of Spokane - 86,721  
  • Diocese of Yakima - 68,561 

Province of Washington

  • Archdiocese of Washington - 567,266  
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