Diocese of Las Vegas extends suspension of mass amid coronavirus pandemic

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Diocese of Las Vegas has extended the suspension of masses through April 30. In a letter, Bishop Thomas said due to recent updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, he revisited the original discontinuance order.

In a statement, the Bishop said the following, in part:

“I am aware of the burden that this decision places upon all of you, most especially during these Holy Seasons of Lent and Easter. However, I believe that the painful decisions we make in the short term will have beneficial effects in all our communities in the long run.

Bishop of Las Vegas, George Leo Thomas, Ph.D.

Bishop Thomas urged pastors and parish leaders to dissuade gatherings related and unrelated to the parish from gathering in private homes.

The amended discontinuance releases all Catholics visiting or living in Las Vegas of their obligation to attend Sunday Masses on April 25 and April 26.

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