Bishop Michael Duca of the Diocese of Baton Rouge has announced, beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the suspension of public celebrations of Sunday and daily Masses in all parishes and Catholic institutions in the diocese. The suspension is in effect until further notice. 


There are over seventy church parishes and other Catholic institutions in the 12 civil parishes that comprise the boundaries of the diocese.  


Additional details on how this decision will affect the celebrations of sacraments and other aspects of parish life will be fleshed out in the next few days. As always, priority consideration will be given the directives of Governor Edwards and to public health officials who have our best interests state in mind.