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San Antonio-Area Churches Are Canceling Masses

Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a public health emergency Friday morning prohibiting large gatherings of 500 people or more. The ban excludes schools and churches, but churches have taken notice and have began to cancel masses throughout the area.

Changes to church services in and around San Antonio:

  • Archdiocese of San Antonio has canceled all Catholic public masses in parishes and other chapels for the weekend of March 14-15. Small groups may continue at the discretion of the pastor. Churches will be kept open during the daytime for private prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. All non-essential gatherings at parishes are canceled or postponed through the month of March. Click here to read the archbishop’s full decree.
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has canceled all services and public gatherings until further notice. Get more information at churchofjesuschrist.org.
  • Community Bible Church canceling on-campus worship gatherings through March 23. Services will be shown online at onlinechurch.com.
  • Concordia will switch to an online-only worship service format Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 8, 9:30, 11 am, and 5 pm online at Concordia.cc.
  • CrossBridge Community Church will have services online at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at crossbridgecommunitychurch.com.
  • First Chinese Baptist Church is closed for services for the next three Sundays. Services will be available online through the churches webpage.
  • First Presbyterian Church is closed for services Sunday, March 15. An online service will be video streamed at 11 a.m. Sunday on its website.
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is closed for services Sunday, March 15. The church will host a virtual Morning Prayer Service at 10 a.m. in lieu of the regular services (7:45 am, 9 am, an 11:15 am).  

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