Diocese of Biloxi cancels public masses

As the number of Coronavirus cases continues to grow, the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi is altering its operations.

Starting today, the Diocese has temporarily canceled public masses and has granted local Catholics a dispensation from the obligation of attending mass.

Churches will remain open with altered hours for those who wish to stop by and pray or seek spiritual assistance, along with virtual operations for most of the other ministries in the Diocese.

Daily masses will be livestreamed to the public from the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral Mondays through Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. on the Diocese’s Youtube page. Bishop Louis Kihneman said, “We ask people to tune in and continue their prayer life, continue their spiritual life, and also continue their faith formation, cause all of that we have online now.”

The Diocese will coordinate with state and local officials before making a decision on when public masses will resume.

For more information on the Diocese or church operations at this time contact your local parish or visit biloxidiocese.org.

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