March 13, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
Due to the now confirmed presence of coronavirus in the state of Alabama, many are anxious about being in groups of people. Although our churches remain open and Masses continue to be celebrated, all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Mobile are granted dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass if they have a concern for their own health or that of their loved ones.
I hope, especially during this time when we need the power of prayer, that all will continue to participate in Mass, but for the time being, no one is obligated to do so.
Sincerely in the Lord,
Most Reverend Thomas J. Rodi
Archbishop of Mobile