ARCHDIOCESE PARTNERS WITH ABC7 LOS ANGELES TO BRING SUNDAY MASS TO FAITHFUL ON DIGITAL CHANNEL 7.2 AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles today announced a partnership with ABC7 Los Angeles to air Sunday Mass, at 10 a.m. in English, from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on its digital channel 7.2 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
New State of California guidelines limit places of worship from holding services inside, while some parishes will be celebrating Mass outdoors many cannot due to space and resource limitations, and our vulnerable brothers and sisters are still encouraged to stay home to limit the spread of COVID-19. Masses celebrated at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and other parishes of the Archdiocese are being offered via livestream to bring the celebration of the Eucharist, an integral part of the Catholic faith, to the faithful of the Archdiocese.
“In this challenging time of the coronavirus, it is a great blessing that we can keep bringing the celebration of the Eucharist directly to our people’s homes,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez. “I am encouraging people to return to their parishes when possible to celebrate the Mass outdoors, but the ‘virtual’ Mass –via television, radio, and the internet –is a beautiful option for those who are sick or vulnerable or otherwise unable to get to church. We will keep worshipping God and keep praying for the sick, our health care workers, and an end to this pandemic.”
The ABC7 Los Angeles broadcast of Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. will be available on the Localish Network, over the air on digital channel 7.2 (check local listing for your provider), and via cable on Spectrum 1246 or 703, Frontier 467, COX Cable 1133 and Mediacom 520.
In order to ensure that faithful 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 and other parishes directly into homes over the air via Univision’s local UniMás 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 livestreams and broadcasts of Masses in the Archdiocese at lacatholics.org/mass-for-the-homebound so that they may continue to pray at home with their families and join to the sacrifice of the Mass.
The Archdiocese is committed to limiting the spread of COVID-19 among its community of faith and helping faithful protect each other in these challenging times. For more information on the efforts of the Archdiocese during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.lacatholics.org.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the largest Catholic Archdiocese in the United States with approximately five million Catholics, serving the three counties of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara. For the latest news, events and to subscribe for media alerts visit media.la-archdiocese.org. Follow us on social media using @LACatholics on Facebook, Instagram andTwitter. Video footage and photographs (credit: Angelus News) of Masses celebrated by Archbishop José H. Gomez are also available.