Weather Policy

Policy – Weather related closures (school year)

During the school year (September – May) the parish will follow the lead of the Park Rapids School system in determining the cancellation of parish activities during the week (Monday – Thursday).  You may also telephone the parish office 218-732-5142 to access any announcements (option 4) regarding cancellation of activities.

Wednesday Evening Youth Faith Formation (youth group)
Cancelled if the school announces
• an entire school day has been cancelled;
• early dismissal – evening school activities are cancelled
Please note: we are concerned for the safety of those students who drive themselves to church and do not want them driving in the dark in unsafe road conditions

Sacramental Preparation Sessions (First Reconciliation & First Communion)
Will not meet if the school announces
• an entire school day has been cancelled;
• early dismissal – evening school activities are cancelled

Parish Offices (Monday – Thursday)
Will normally be closed and follow the announced school schedule:
• If the entire school day has been cancelled the office will be closed

• If the start of school is delayed the parish office will open at the time school begins (this is usually the two hour delay)
• If the school dismisses early the office may close early depending on weather conditions

Weekday Mass [Mon-Thu] and Weekend Masses
• Mass will be offered at the regular time.

Adoration
(Mon – Wed) If the start of school is delayed or the entire school day has been cancelled there will be no adoration.
(Thursday) If the start of school is delayed Adoration will begin at noon.
(Thursday evening until midnight) If the forecast is for treacherous weather during the night Adoration will be cancelled.

Adult Faith Formation groups (bible study, RCIA, Arise!)
• If the start of school is delayed, morning sessions will meet as scheduled
• If the entire school day is cancelled, morning & evening sessions will not meet
• If school is dismissed early, evening sessions will be cancelled

Please note: prudence and common sense about current driving conditions need to be applied.  Your safety is important.  Please stay home if you think it’s too risky to drive.

Updated 11/2014