Archdiocese offers Masses online during difficult time

By Bishop Ronald Hicks | Vicar general
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Cardinal Cupich was the main celebrant during a Mass taped on Friday, March 20, 2020 to replace a mandatory suspension of public Masses after March 14 throughout the archdiocese due to the coronavirus threat. Masses were also taped in Spanish and Polish. The Masses are available on the Archdiocese of Chicago website in time for the weekend liturgy. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

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 through its YouTube channel ( beginning at 4 p.m. on March 14.

Beginning 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. 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 YouTube channel.

The recordings of all Masses will remain on our YouTube channel.

Our website,, 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 well-being of the most vulnerable among us.


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