Inclement Weather Policy for Saint Joseph Catholic Community 

Revised 01/12/22 

 SJCC Website and Phone Message will be updated by 7:30am as needed 

 

 Monday through Friday 

 If Carroll County Public Schools OPEN 2 HOURS LATE 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 scheduled at 10:00 am (or later) may be held 

     If Carroll County Public Schools 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 
      • All Classes, Ministry Meetings, and all other day and evening programs, activities, and events are cancelled 
      • Parish Office closes early 

         If Carroll County Public Schools CANCEL AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACTIVITIES due to inclement weather  

        • Daily Mass is not affected 
        • All Classes, Ministry Meetings, and all other day and evening programs, activities, and events are cancelled  
        • Parish Office may close early 

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

           Saturday & Sunday 

           If the SNOW EMERGENCY PLAN IS IN EFFECT FOR CARROLL COUNTY  

                http://chart.maryland.gov//StormInfo/snow_emergency_plans.asp   

          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.*  Visit the Parish website or call the Parish Office for closing information. 

           *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.