Catholic Masses Suspended
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced officials to suspend Catholic Masses in Evansville and across Indiana.
The five bishops of Indiana have suspended all Sunday and Weekday Public Masses, beginning Wednesday.
In a release, the Diocese of Evansville said weddings and funerals will be conducted outside of Mass with limited attendance.
All baptisms of children will be one child at a time, also celebrated outside of Mass.
And St. Benedict Cathedral is developing a plan to offer Mass seven days a week on YouTube and other platforms.
Other parishes may also offer the service.
Other parish events, like religious education, youth and young adult ministry, meetings of parish committees, and fundraisers have been canceled.
Evansville Bishop Joseph Siegel urges everyone to pray for the sick, healthcare providers, public health officials, and community leaders in the weeks to come.