Catholic leaders canceled Saturday masses at several area catholic churches around Acadiana amid the threat of Tropical Storm Barry.
Due to the hazards of travel and the safety of priests and parishioners alike, more than two dozen churches have canceled evening mass on Saturday.
Bishop Douglas Deshotel of the Diocese of Lafayette has released a statement concerning Mass Attendance:
“All parishioners are urged to use good judgment when planning to travel to and from Mass. In the event that roadways are not clear and weather conditions are unsafe to travel, the faithful are reminded that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply when there is grave difficulty in fulfilling this obligation.”
Masses times changed for Sunday, July 14:
St. Anthony of Padua masses will be held at noon and 7:00pm, Sunday
Masses that have been canceled:
St. Pius X Church in Lafayette, all Sunday masses canceled
St. Martin De Tours Catholic De Tours, 8am and 10am for Sunday
Assumption in Franklin, 4pm Saturday
Holy Cross in Lafayette, 4pm Saturday
Holy Ghost in Opelousas, 5pm Saturday
Immaculate Heart of Mary in Crowley, 4pm Saturday
Notre Dame in St. Martinville, 5pm Saturday
Our Lady of Fatima in Lafayette, 4pm Saturday
Our Lady of Mercy in Henderson, 5pm Saturday
Our Lady of Mercy in Opelousas, 4pm Saturday
Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Iberia, 4 & 5:30pm Saturday
Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Coteau, 4pm Saturday
Our Lady Queen of Angels in Opelousas, 4pm Saturday
Sacred Heart in Baldwin, 4pm Saturday
Sacred Heart in Butte Larose, 3pm Saturday
Sacred Heart in New Iberia, 4pm Saturday
Sacred Heart in Pecan Island, 630 pm Saturday
Sacred Heart in Port Barre, 4pm Saturday
Sacred heart in Broussard, Saturday
St. Anne in Frilot Cove,4pm Saturday
St. Anthony’s in Krotz Springs, ALL WEEKEND MASSES, Saturday and Sunday due to curfew.
St. Benedict in Duson, 530pm Saturday
St. Bernard in Breaux Bridge, 4pm Saturday
St. Joseph in Centerville, 6pm Saturday
St. Joseph in Maurice, 5pm Saturday
St. Joseph in Patterson, 43pm Saturday
St. Joseph in Plaisance, 9am Sunday
St. Joseph in Parks, 4pm Saturday
St. Landry in Opelousas, 4pm Saturday
St. Martin de Tours in St. Martinville, 4pm Saturday
St. Mary Magdalen in Abbeville, 4pm Saturday
St. Patrick in Lafayette, 4pm Saturday
St. Pius in Lafayette, 5pm Saturday
St. Theresa in Duson, 4pm Saturday
St. Thomas More in Eunice, ALL WEEKEND MASSES due to curfew.
Sts. Peter & Paul in Scott, 4pm Saturday
St. Catherine Church and St/ Francis Regis Church in Arnaudville have cancelled all weekend masses for July 13 &14
St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice will only have Sunday mass at 6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church in Abbeville is cancelling all weekend services.
First Baptist Crowley services canceled tomorrow, July 14.
Riverside Church of Christ on 200 South City Parkway has canceled Bible classes and worship service scheduled for Sunday morning.
Baptist Church of Opelousas will not have church service on Sunday.
Union Baptist Church in St. Martinville has cancelled is Sunday service
Little Zion Missionary Church in Opelousas has canceled its weekend services.