COVID-19 Response and Recommendations

COVID-19 Update (01 May 2020)

Bishop Daniel E. Flores writes to provide an update on the consultations he has had and on the advice he has received about when and how to open our churches for public Masses and other celebrations.

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COVID-19 Update (18 March 2020)

As we continue to take precautions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) which will likely impact the Rio Grande Valley, the faithful should stay informed with updates from national, state and local health officials.

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COVID-19 Update (15 March 2020)

Bishop Daniel E. Flores issued a letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Brownsville with an update on the precautions being taken in our diocese in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Messages from Bishop Daniel E. Flores

Bishop Daniel E. Flores talks to the media about his letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Brownsville informing them of the updated measures being taken in the diocese in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19) that took effect at noon on Thursday.

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Bishop Flores encourages everyone to take the precautions necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). He reminds us, “It is not a moment to panic. It is a moment to help one another.”

Frequently Asked Questions

In this time of need, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, invites all the faithful to seek together the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He shares the following prayer with you:

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.


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