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CT Catholic Church: Safety Comes First Before Mass Attendance

The Archdiocese of Hartford reminds its parishioners that residents should heed safety directions from local officials before trying to make it to church this weekend.

The main body of the Catholic Church in Connecticut is giving a pass to its faithful on Mass attendance this weekend due to the heavy snow accumulation dumped on the state following Friday's storm.

The Archdiocese of Hartford — which oversees churches in Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield counties — released this statement to Catholics who wish to church on Saturday or Sunday.

“Regarding the attendance at Mass this weekend, Catholics should, first and foremost, carefully heed the safety directives of state and local officials. Members of the Church who plan to attend Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday should use prudence and extreme caution. 

In those situations where the conditions are extremely difficult or dangerous, the faithful are reminded that they are, of course, dispensed from the normal obligation. (Code of Canon Law, Canon 1248 § 2)."

But, if you want to watch Mass on TV, the Archdiocese's Office of Radio and Television broadcasts it live out of Hartford on: http://ortv.org/mass.html

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