SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A church official tells WSAV News 3 the St. Patrick’s Day Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist has been canceled.
Last week, the Diocese of Savannah previously postponed the service, then reversed that decision. Now the event will not happen.
For many, St. Patrick’s Day Mass is a long-standing tradition in Savannah held just before the big parade. But in the midst of coronavirus concerns, the parade and the weekend-long festival and have been canceled in the Hostess City.
Meanwhile, local and state officials have repeatedly encouraged the elderly and those at a higher risk of getting sick to avoid large gatherings and even places of worship.