ARCHDIOCESE PARTNERS WITH FOX11 LOS ANGELES TO BRING SUNDAY MASS IN ENGLISH TO FAITHFUL ON KCOP CHANNEL 13 AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles today 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 their KCOP Channel 13 affiliate station during the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles made the unprecedented decision to suspend the public celebration of Mass to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Masses celebrated privately by priests 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.
“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,” explained Archbishop José H. Gomez. “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.”
FOX11 Los Angeles aired the Easter Sunday Mass in English from the Cathedral on KCOP on Sunday, which provided thousands of families the opportunity to gather as a family to celebrate Mass in their home. “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 aired by KCOP. “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 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. For more information on the efforts of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to limit the spread of the pandemic, visit lacatholics.org/emergency/.
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.