Prudential Judgment should always be used by event participants. No event, including Mass, requires your attendance if you feel that weather conditions are dangerous. It is your right and responsibility to determine whether it is safe and/or wise to travel when road conditions may be hazardous. Those who choose not to travel because of unsafe conditions are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass.
Mass will not ordinarily be canceled due to weather conditions. However, in exceptional circumstances such as extreme weather conditions, power outage, or facility problems it may be necessary to cancel Mass. In such cases, information about cancellation will be made available via the Special Announcements Line as early as possible. If a priest cannot come for a scheduled Mass, a Deacon or layperson will ordinarily lead a Communion service.
Always call 734-665-5040, option 5, Special Announcements Line, for cancellation or weather-related news.
If the Ann Arbor Public Schools or Ypsilanti Public Schools close due to weather-related problems, the Parish Office will be closed and daytime events will be canceled until 5 pm.
For evening events (starting after 5 pm), the program leader will make the decision. The program leader must decide by 3 pm and communicate it to their participants.
If there is a severe weather warning that encroaches on the event time, then assume cancellation.
The program/event leader must call the parish and inform the staff (leave a message for Theresa Hofer, 734-929-0971). The participants should assume that if day events were canceled, evening events are canceled unless participants hear otherwise from their program leader.
If any doubt of hazardous weather conditions exists, parents should not have their teens drive to a CTK event. Teens are much more likely to have accidents in bad weather. High school activities are always canceled in the event of a winter weather advisory or winter storm warning overlapping any of the event time but may be canceled whenever driving conditions are poor. A1:8 Youth Discipleship event cancellations are communicated on the A1:8 Facebook page (www.facebook.com/A18YD/)
For Adoration Chapel closings, please check the Special Announcement Line.
Note: Due to the predicted ice storm in southeast Michigan, the Adoration Chapel will be closing on Friday, January 1, 2021, at 2:00 pm. It is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, January 2, at 12 noon.