The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Wednesday announced a continued partnership with FOX11 Los Angeles to air the weekly English Sunday Masses at 10 a.m. from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on its KCOP Channel 13 affiliate station during the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the health crisis, the Archdiocese made the unprecedented decision to suspend the public celebration of mass to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masses celebrated privately by priests at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and other parishes of the Archdiocese are being offered via live stream to bring the celebration of the Eucharist, an integral part of the Catholic faith, to the faithful of the Archdiocese.
“Being able to bring the celebration of the Eucharist and the Word of God directly to our community of faith during these difficult times is a great blessing,” Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said. “While our doors remain closed to ensure the safety and well-being of all in our communities, our church continues to serve and stand with the faithful to share God’s message of hope and love.”
“Even though we cannot publicly gather in communion to celebrate our faith, I encourage our faithful to continue to participate in the Holy Mass via television, radio and online so that we may continue to pray together for the Lord’s grace and mercy in our time of need.”
The English-language version of Sunday’s Easter Mass from the cathedral aired Sunday on KCOP.
“Our homes have become domestic churches,” said Maria Elena Burgos, who together with her husband Rene Burgos and their family watched the Easter Sunday Mass on TV. “Our families need spiritual support, and we are receiving it directly in our homes. We appreciate the services provided by all these channels and the people who have made it possible.”
In order to ensure that all Catholics can participate in the celebration of mass remotely and safely from home, especially those who may not have internet or cable access, the Archdiocese established partnerships with local Catholic and secular radio and television stations.
Univision Los Angeles has been airing daily and Sunday Masses in Spanish at 7 a.m. from the cathedral directly into homes over the air via Univision’s local UniM’s KFTR-TV, Channel 46, since the Archdiocese announced the closure of parishes on March 16.
Catholic media are also helping to bring Holy Mass directly to Catholic faithful airing masses in English and Spanish on cable, radio and via the internet on Relevant Radio 930AM, The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM, Guadalupe Radio and El Sembrador TV and Radio ESNE.
Catholics can find a listing of available live streams and broadcasts of masses in the Archdiocese at lacatholics.org/mass-for-the-homebound.
For more information on the efforts of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to limit the spread of the pandemic, visit lacatholics.org/emergency/.
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