Inclement Weather Policy

When Frederick County public schools are closed, there will be NO morning Mass, and the parish office will be closed. A decision regarding evening Masses and/or activities will be made by 3:00 pm; please check the parish websites for updates. When Frederick County schools open two hours late, a decision will be made by 7:00 am regarding daily Mass, office hours, and evening activities. An email will be sent to those who are signed up to receive our email communications. The information will also be posted on our website and Facebook pages. A decision about evening Masses and/or activities may need to be made later in the day and will be announced by 3:00 pm. Please check the parish website for updates.

When Frederick County schools close early and/or cancel evening activities, please check the parish website for updates regarding evening Masses and/or activities. Weekend Masses will very rarely be canceled due to weather conditions. The safety of our parishioners is of utmost importance, and we strongly encourage everyone to exercise good judgment before setting out. The obligation to attend Mass is relieved if you cannot attend due to bad weather.

In the event that Mass is canceled, all other activities and events scheduled for that day will be canceled. If inclement weather occurs on days when non-regularly scheduled events/ liturgies are scheduled (weddings, funerals, baptisms), the presider or delegated staff person will work with the family to make a decision.