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Diocese of Austin suspends all public masses, liturgies

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:34:15-04

The Diocese of Austin has suspended all public masses and liturgies due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The diocese announced priests will offer daily and Sunday Masses privately in the parish sanctuaries. Many of the private masses, especially Sunday Mass, will be available on parish social media.

Parishes have also been instructed to maintain day-to-day operations with reduced staff if necessary.

Funerals and weddings will be celebrated privately with only close family and friends in attendance, following the limitations in any county or city order.