Televised mass update:

Katie Pesha from the Archdiocesan Communications office sent this update on the weekly televised mass. “You recently heard from me about changes made to our local TV Mass offerings. In full appreciation of the fact that the recent changes have not fully satisfied the needs of our homebound, the archdiocese has entered into a new partnership with a company that offers TV Mass for dioceses across the country, Heart of the Nation, an apostolate of Santa Fe Communications out of Milwaukee. I am pleased to announce that as of December 22, a new Mass will be offered on WRBU-TV, channel 46. I have been told this is a full power, 100% coverage station.

With the adoption of this partnership, I have a couple additional updates:

We have been invited to send viewers to Heart of the Nation’s website to view the Mass online at  Due to this added convenience and a low viewership of our current online arrangement, we will cease the live stream from the Cathedral Basilica after Sunday, December 15.

As an extension of their apostolate, Heart of the Nation offers free Prayer & Worship Guides for the  home bound that complement their TV Mass. Any home bound parishioners who previously received the Leaflet Missal from American Catholic Press (funded through the archdiocese) will now receive Heart of the Nation’s Prayer & Worship Guide.

For those who plan ahead of time, the Christmas and the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God (New Year’s) schedule of masses for this year is as follows:

On Christmas Eve – masses at 5 p.m. and Midnight
Christmas Morning -10 a.m.
New Year’s eve – 5 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 10 a.m.

Extra Confessions will be held after the Morning Masses on the 23rd and 24th of December. Or by appointment – call Fr. Bill to set up a time.

Due to the Advent liturgy on Wednesday, Dec. 18th at 6:30 p.m., there will be no All School mass on Wed morning. Rather, mass will be at 8 a.m. that morning. Finally, Sunday marks the 29th anniversary of my being absolutely convinced that God has a great sense of humor…