Archbishop Aymond: Catholics advised to stay safe, not required to go to mass this Sunday

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NEW ORLEANS – Catholics across the Metro area are not required to attend mass this weekend during Tropical Storm Nate due to safety concerns.

Archbishop Gregory Aymond issued a statement today instructing Catholics who “cannot get to church for Mass or if traveling causes danger, he/she is dispensed from the obligation to celebrate Mass.”

Aymond urges Pastors to exercise judgment when deciding whether or not to celebrate mass this Sunday as Nate moves through the area.

The storm is expected to make landfall overnight Saturday as a category one hurricane and move swiftly through the area, according to the latest predictions.