Monday through Friday

 If Carroll County Public Schools open 2 hours late due to inclement weather

  • Daily Mass is not affected
  • Parish Office opens on time
  • All Classes, Ministry meetings, and all other programs, activities, and events are not affected

If Carroll County Public Schools are closed but central offices ARE open due to inclement weather

  • Daily Mass is cancelled
  • Parish Office opens at 10:00 am (or later)
  • All Classes, Ministry meetings, and all other programs, activities, and events that include children under the age of 18 are cancelled
  • All Classes, Ministry meetings, and all other programs, activities, and events for adults scheduled at 10:00am (or later) may be held

If Carroll County Public Schools are closed & central offices ARE CLOSED due to inclement weather

  • Daily Mass is cancelled
  • Parish Office is closed
  • All Classes, Ministry meetings, and all other programs, activities, and events are cancelled

If Carroll County Public Schools close early due to inclement weather

  • Daily Mass is not affected
  • Parish Office closes early (TBD)
  • All Classes, Ministry meetings, and all other day and evening programs, activities, and events are cancelled as of the Parish Office early closing time

If Carroll County Public Schools cancel afternoon and evening activities due to inclement weather

  • Daily Mass is not affected
  • Parish Office closes early (TBD)
  • All Classes, Ministry meetings, and all other day and evening programs, activities, and events are cancelled as of the Parish Office early closing time

Carroll County Public School (CCPS) website https://www.carrollk12.org/

*CCPS’  Liberal Leave Policy does not impact the Inclement Weather Policy for Saint Joseph Catholic Community

Saturday & Sunday

If the snow emergency plan is in Effect for Carroll County (go to www.chart.state.md.us/StormInfo/snow_emergency_plans.asp for information) or the campus is deemed unsafe by facilities manager in consultation with the pastor due to inclement weather

  • All Classes, Ministry meetings, and all other day and evening programs, activities, and events are cancelled
  • Mass will be celebrated as scheduled unless the Archbishop of Baltimore grants a general dispensation from the Sunday obligation.

**There is no obligation to attend Mass when weather causes dangerous road conditions.  Please exercise prudent judgment and do not take unnecessary risks given your individual situation