“The decision to temporarily suspend public Masses was not and must never be taken lightly,” Archbishop Vigneron said Friday in a letter to the faithful. “As Mass is a commemoration of Christ’s great act of love for us, we take this unprecedented measure with eyes fixed on him and his greatest commandment to love one another, which in this difficult time means that we ensure the health and safety of our community by following the wise counsel of local, state, and federal government and health officials.”
The decision to suspend public Masses was made at the strong recommendation of health care professionals, including Ascension Health leadership, as well as government officials, in an effort to help stop the spread of the virus and protect the most vulnerable members of our community. Currently, public Masses are expected to resume Monday, April 6, in alignment with the re-opening of schools statewide. However, it is important to note that this schedule is subject to change as the situation involving the Coronavirus continues to develop.
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Our plan is to broadcast the Sunday Mass with music and presided by Fr. Ron for our community that will be available from 8 AM to 8 PM on Sunday. Use this link access the video. We encourage everyone to share the link with friends and family. We are doing everything in our power to keep holy the Lord’s day with this offering. Although not a perfect substitute for Mass, we believe this will help unite our community in prayer.