You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Metro

Boston archdiocese tells faithful they can miss Sunday Mass

The Boston archdiocese today urged Catholics to heed safety warnings from public officials during the blizzard, and to only try to attend Mass Sunday if they can do so safely.

As part of its faith, the Roman Catholic church requires its followers to attend Mass on Sundays.

Continue reading below

“The faithful are encouraged to use good judgment when planning to travel to Mass. Hopefully the storm will have passed on Saturday, and roadways will be clear for travel on Sunday,’’ the archdiocese said in a statement.

“In the event that roadways are not clear for travel on Sunday, the faithful are reminded that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply when there is grave difficulty in fulfilling this obligation,’’ the statement said.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week