Diocese of La Crosse lifts mass obligation
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Diocese of La Crosse has lifted mass obligations for those of Catholic religion.
“At this moment, with the spread of COVID-19 through our communities and world, it is appropriate holding to the importance of the central mystery of our faith to relax the obligation tied to this most sacred rite during this time of pandemic,” said La Crosse Bishop William Patrick Callahan. “This lifting of the obligation to attend mass in no way reduces the command to keep Holy the Sabbath.
“I decree that the Sunday obligation to attend the Holy Mass is suspended until further notice. As of now Sunday services will still be held and those not in a vulnerable position are encouraged to attend and join your prayers to those who are absent.”
Prerecorded Catholic mass is available via diolc.org, the diocese YouTube channel, and channel 989 on your Charter cable stations. Sacred Heart Church mass is also available by searching for Keith Kitzhaber on YouTube and Facebook.