Mass Attendance and Today’s Snow

February 16, 2003

The following is from Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, and Bishop Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington:

“The Catholic bishops of Washington and Arlington would like to remind our faithful people that the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sunday only obliges when such attendance is possible without grave inconvenience. We want to assure all those who will find it difficult to get to church that they are dispensed from that obligation. We hope they will thank the Lord for His goodness and ask for His blessing of grace and peace in their homes.”

Susan Gibbs
Office of Communications
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