BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Bishop Richard Malone is relieving Catholics of their obligation to attend mass this weekend because of extreme cold and dangerous driving conditions.
The coldest temperatures of the winter are forecast for Sunday.
“The safety and well-being of everyone is paramount,” Bishop Malone said. “People need to use their best judgment 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.”
In addition many churches are cancelling services and other activities altogether. You can view the entire list of News 4’s closings and cancellations here.