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WNY churches excuse parishioners from mass

All other parish events, including Confirmations and Lenten penance services, are postponed until the end of March.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bishop Edward Scharfenberger announced Friday Catholics in the Diocese of Buffalo are being excused from Mass and Holy Day obligations through the end of March.

All other parish events, including Confirmations and Lenten penance services are being postponed as well. Updates regarding events for April and May will be provided depending on developments related to the coronavirus.

Mass will continue to be offered publicly as scheduled, depending on emergency restriction guidelines regarding large gatherings of 250 or more. Bishop Scharfenberger said Catholics, especially older adults, should use their prudent judgment as to whether or not to attend Mass. 

Episcopal churches in WNY have been asked to suspend in-person worship during the COVID-19 epidemic.

A number of parishes of the Diocese offer live-stream liturgies on the internet. The following is a list of those parishes and Mass times:

Our Lady of Czestochowa Church
Livestream feed: https://nt-olc.org/live-stream/
Saturday: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.

St. Amelia Church
Livestream feed: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7BoUV_yBmmwLSYf17nSMBQ
Sunday: 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
Sat: 4:30 p.m.

St. Leo the Great
Livestream link: https://stleothegreatamherst.com/about-st-leo-the-great/live-feed/
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. and 11 a.m.

St. Gregory the Great
Livestream link: http://www.stgregs.org/live-stream
Daily: 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and noon
Saturday: 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.

St. Martha Parish
Livestream link: http://www.stmarthadepew.org/About-Us/Livestream
Daily: 8:15 a.m.
Saturday: 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Our Lady of Pompeii
Livestream link: https://www.olpparish.com/live-streaming-massevent-videos.html
Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

SS. Columba Brigid
Livestream link: https://livestream.com/accounts/2315534
Sunday: 11 a.m.

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