Bishop Kopacz grants dispensation from abstinence from meat for Friday, Feb. 19 

Due to weather conditions, Bishop Joseph Kopacz has issued a dispensation from abstinence from meat for Friday, February 19.

Recognizing that many people are without power and water and that they have been unable to travel to groceries because of road conditions, the dispensation will relieve some stress from the already taxing situation. In lieu of abstinence from meat, Bishop Kopacz asks everyone to offer up fervent prayers and alms for those suffering in these most difficult situations.