I live in a snowy area too. Not only that it is mountainous and driving can be dicey. I live 7 miles from the town where the church is.
I tend to be over scrupulous about attending Mass in my own opinion.
Last weekend, it started snowing on Saturday. This is when I normally go to Mass. Saturday afternoon. I decided to go Sunday morning instead.
I got up Sunday morning and the roads looked bad. I live off the main roads so I had no idea what they were like. I checked cancellations and there were 135, all churches. I tried to think of someone to call on the main road but couldn’t. I didn’t see a single car on the road.
I live in a college town and they have an evening Mass for the college students. Even though I can’t see at night, I decided to go to that one since it’s close and not really dark in town like on the other roads.
I thought it might be cancelled though because the priest has to travel from the main church. I tried calling but no answer. I checked their FaceBook page. Nothing there.
So I went out and cleaned the car and warmed it up and headed out. The roads were really bad but I got there. The building was dark. I turned around and came home.
This is the last time I do that. I’m sorry but they have a FaceBook page and they could post important information like cancellations on there. Or even contact the TV station so it’s on their list.
If it’s snowing and the roads look bad where I live then they’re probably bad everywhere and I’m staying home and no, I won’t feel guilty about it now.
If I sound angry I am. I tried to keep my Sunday obligation. The least the church could have done was post a simple cancellation. They have more than one place to do so. I could have wrecked even driving just a couple miles. And then no Mass at all.
I’m working on the resentment.