Louisville Catholic Churches are shutting their doors for the foreseeable future. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz announced Monday morning that all Masses will be suspended, effective immediately.
The decision was made after the CDC recommended that people not participate in gatherings of more than 50 people. It’s also a day after Mass was still held in many churches around the Archdiocese.
The coronavirus-caused suspension also includes all parish events and meetings. Lenten fish fries have been canceled or restricted to carry-out only service.
The Archdiocese is currently working through details as to how it will proceed with weddings, funerals, Reconciliation and social outreach programs. The church will still host Mass of the Air on local television. Times, stations and more information can be found here.
The Archdiocese of Louisville serves more than 200,000 people in 24 counties.