Bishop Cancels Masses Until Further Notice
Bishop Michael Duca of the Diocese of Baton Rouge has announced the suspension of public celebrations of Sunday and daily Masses in all parishes and Catholic institutions in the diocese effective tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
The suspension, taken due to the dangers of the Covid19 coronavirus pandemic, is in effect until further notice.
Additional details on how this decision will affect the celebrations of sacraments and other aspects of parish life will be determined and communicated in the next few days.
The Bishop said, “Let us pray that the Holy Spirit gives us a spirit of Hope in the Lord, who will sustain us even in these unprecedented times.”