Tag: Blizzard

Entering the storm

Entering the storm

| Vincenzo Randazzo | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A friend told me about a family stuck in a blizzard late at night in an unfamiliar, remote area. They’d seen no one else on the road in hours. Their car, though safe and mechanically sound, ran out of gas. Their cell phones were dead, and even if they had power, reception was low.

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Stranded after blizzard, Twin Cities teens celebrate Mass along Pennsylvania Turnpike

Stranded after blizzard, Twin Cities teens celebrate Mass along Pennsylvania Turnpike

| January 23, 2016 | 10 Comments

The group was on its way back from Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., when the Blizzard of 2016 stranded their three buses along the side of the road with thousands of other travelers. Instead of burying themselves in their cell phones and complaining to their friends back home, they went to work on sculpting a snow altar and walking up and down the road inviting people in 10 to 15 other buses to attend a noon Mass Jan. 23.

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It’s not a sin to miss Mass due to the weather

It’s not a sin to miss Mass due to the weather

| December 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

A Minneapolis pastor offered his parishioners some rules of thumb for future weekends when weather or other circumstances make attendance at Mass difficult, if not impossible.

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Snow mass mean no Mass

Snow mass mean no Mass

| December 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cancel Mass?

“Never!” was the reply from New Brighton.

“No. Absolutely not!” came the response from St. Paul Park.

But both in the Twin Cities and in the outlying counties of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis dozens of parishes were forced to cancel weekend liturgies by the blizzard of Dec. 10 that downed the roof of the MetroDome.

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Snow prevented priest from even entering church

Snow prevented priest from even entering church

| December 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

The blizzard of Dec. 11 made for an interesting weekend for the priest who pastors the two parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that are the furthest southwest of the Twin Cities.

A quarter-inch of freezing rain followed by the snow caused Father Dennis Backer to cancel Saturday evening Mass at Nativity in Cleveland.

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