Inclement Weather Policy
When Frederick County Public Schools are closed, there will be NO morning Mass. A decision regarding the opening of the parish office will be made by 8:00 am and the status of evening Masses and events will be made by 3:00 pm; please check back here for updates.
When Frederick County Public Schools open 2 hours late, morning Mass will go on as scheduled and the parish office will open on time. In extreme cases, a decision will be made by 7:00 am and will be announced on social media and our website. Decisions about evening Masses/activities may need to be made later in the day and will be announced by 3:00 pm. Please check our website for updates.
When Frederick County schools close early and/or cancel evening activities, a decision regarding evening Masses and events will be made by 3:00 pm.
Weekend Masses are rarely cancelled due to weather. The safety of our parishioners is of utmost importance, and we strongly encourage you to exercise good judgement before setting out. The obligation to attend Mass is relieved if you cannot attend due to bad weather. In the event that Mass is cancelled, all other activities and events scheduled for that day will be cancelled.
If inclement weather occurs on days when non-regularly scheduled events/liturgies are scheduled (weddings, funerals, baptisms), the presider or delegated staff member will work with the family to make a decision