FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2020
PALM SUNDAY AND EASTER MASSES WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL ON PIX11
(New York, NY) The Archdiocese of New York and New York’s Very Own PIX11 will partner to broadcast Mass on both PALM SUNDAY, April 5, and EASTER SUNDAY, April 12, LIVE from St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN, Archbishop of New York will celebrate both Masses at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, although without a congregation present due to the coronavirus outbreak. Each Mass will be broadcast beginning at 10 a.m. throughout the Tri-state area on PIX11.
As the most sacred time of the year for Christians approaches, public gatherings and worship services have been suspended due to the life-threatening public health concerns arising from COVID-19. In light of these circumstances, the Archdiocese of New York is grateful to PIX11 for bringing these Masses to the homebound public.
“We may not be able to gather in our churches this Easter, but, thanks to PIX 11, we’ll be together in spirit,” said Cardinal Dolan. “I look forward to praying with all of you, in a very special way, for those who have died and their families, the sick, and the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who have been courageously fighting this disease.”
“PIX11 is honored to work with the New York Archdiocese to broadcast the Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Masses in service to our community,” said Bart Feder, vice president and general manager of PIX11. “Offering access to Cardinal Dolan’s words of comfort from St. Patrick’s is a gift to our region during this most challenging time.”
PIX11 has been broadcasting Christmas Midnight Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the Tri-state area for over 40 years.
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