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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.