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Local Coronavirus Cancellations

UPDATED March 18, 2020 (3:36 PM Central):

The following dioceses have suspended all public Masses until further notice:

Other Cancellations:

  • Diocese of Fargo:
    • Redeemed Women's Conference (to be rescheduled for Spring 2021)
    • Regional Confirmation and First Eucharist Masses
    • Middle School Extravaganza in Wimbledon, April 18
    • Last SEARCH weekend, April 17-19
    • St. Catherine's Parish Mission, Valley City, ND
    • RCIA classes and sacramental initiation of adults
    • All parish religious education classes
    • All communal parish events, including receptions and outside events held in parish facilities
    • Catholic schools remain closed
  • Diocese of Bismarck:
    • Catholic Daughters Card Party, March 22
    • Matt Fradd presentations, April
    • Simple Lenten Retreat for Men in Bismarck, April 4 (to be rescheduled)
    • KC Fish Fries that do not have the option for carry out (including Ascension Church in Bismarck and St. Joseph Church in Williston)
    • All scheduled celebrations of the sacrament of confirmation between March 22 and May 17 (To be rescheduled for the fall between September and December 2020)
    • All Communal Penance Services
    • All parish religious education classes
    • Catholic schools remained closed
    • Chrism Mass will be celebrated without a congregation present on April 6 at 11:00 AM CT and will be able to be viewed on the diocesan website
  • Diocese of Crookson (Updates and impacts can be found at:; COVID-19 Resources can be found at
    • KC Fish Fry Dinner in Frazee, March 20
    • Communal Penance Services
  • Diocese of Duluth:
    • Women of Faith Conference, March 28
  • Diocese of Superior:
    • High School Discipleship Weekend in Rhinelander
    • All non-essential parish gatherings
    • All classroom Religious Education programs
    • Catholic schools remain closed
    • Priests Assembly
    • Public celebration of the Chrism Mass (looking into having it live streamed from the Cathedral)
  • Diocese of New Ulm:
    • Broom Tree Retreat, March 20
    • Marriage Preparation Program, March 21
    • Brunch with the Bishop, March 22
  • Diocese of Winona-Rochester:
    • St. Theodore Church Fish Fry in Albert Lea, MN, March 20
  • Diocese of Rapid City
    • Pastoral Ministry Days, March 29-31
    • Chrism Mass, March 30
    • Catholic Social Services Palm Sunday Brunch, April 5
  • Diocese of Sioux Falls
    • Gift of Hope Concert with Jennifer Fulwiler
    • Confirmations and First Holy Communions through April 2020 (will be rescheduled)
    • Lenten Communal Penances
    • Chrism Mass will be prayed in the Cathedral of St. Joseph with only the liturgical ministers present and live-streamed
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