Due to extreme cold, Catholics will not be held to Sunday Mass obligation

Sat, Feb 14th 2015 02:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Church, Kenmore
St. John the Baptist Church, Kenmore

With the coldest temperatures of the winter forecast for this Sunday, Bishop Richard J. Malone is advising Catholics to exercises extreme caution when it comes to attending Mass.

"The safety and well-being of everyone is paramount," Bishop Malone said.  "People need to use their best judgement when it comes to venturing out into subzero temperatures, brutal wind chills and heavy snow.  For those reasons, Catholics will not be held to the Sunday Mass obligation.  It is also important that we comply with local travel restrictions and advisories that may be in place."

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