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A Message from Archbishop Thomas Wenski

Archbishop Thomas Wenski issues message ahead of Hurricane Dorian arrival

Message from Archbishop Thomas Wenski: 

Masses this weekend should be held in parishes as scheduled as Hurricane Dorian is not forecast to affect the Florida coastline until late Monday or early Tuesday.   

Chancery, parish offices, schools, etc. will be closed on Tuesday as weather conditions are predicted to be hazardous for travel.  Whether we reopen on Wednesday will depend on factors still unknown: whether the storm has left the area, whether the streets are passable and whether there is electric power, etc. 

Schools will be closed on Tuesday. Our Catholic schools will follow the public schools in our respective counties as to when schools will reopen.  

Be safe; urge your people to be calm and not to venture out into dangerous conditions unnecessarily.  Considering the projected path of the storm, the prudent option for most will be to shelter in place unless in an area under a mandatory evacuation order. 

Oremus pro invicem. 

O Heavenly Father,

All the elements of nature obey Your commands, including hurricanes. Calm the storms that threaten us and turn our fear of Your power into praise of Your goodness. Grant this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.  



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