Statement of Chicago Archdiocesan Bishop Hicks,released to the press at 4:57 p.m. Saturday, March 14:
The Archdiocese of Chicago Distributed the Following to Clergy and Parish Staff Today
March 14, 2020
During this difficult time, it is particularly important that the faithful have access to the grace and comfort of Holy Mass.
While we observe restrictions on our in-person attendance at liturgies, I invite you to watch and participate in the celebration of Sunday, Saturday evening, and Daily Masses using the internet.
The Archdiocese of Chicago will broadcast Mass in English from Holy Name Cathedral this weekend. This Mass can be viewed on our YouTube channel beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.
Beginning Saturday, March 21, the archdiocese will broadcast weekend Masses from Holy Name Cathedral in English, Spanish and Polish. These Masses will be available on our YouTube channel beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21 and will continue until in-person attendance at liturgies is reinstated.
Additionally, daily Mass will be celebrated and broadcast from St. James Chapel on weekdays. These Masses will be available on our YouTubechannel beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17.
The recordings of all Masses will remain on our YouTubechannel.
Our website, www.archchicago.org/coronavirus, provides resources to enrich your personal prayer life and deepen our solidarity with one another as we experience the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will add to these and share them with you as they become available.
Let us continue to pray for all affected by the current pandemic and, together, seek Our Lady’s intercession for our protection and the wellbeing of the most vulnerable among us.
Bishop Ron Hicks
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