How to prepare for and pray at a virtual Mass

"Last Sunday was the first time our family was unable to attend Mass due to the coronavirus. In an attempt to maintain a reverent attitude toward our Sunday privilege of Mass and also to try and keep things as normal as possible for the kids, we began the day with our usual routine: we ate at our usual time (keeping in mind fasting rules/time)and dressed up in our Sunday best. We selected a Mass that we could watch together on television and set up our family room using the kitchen table benches arranged like pews. Before beginning, we all blessed ourselves with holy water from church and then took our seats. From there, we tried to fully participate in the Mass: singing, sitting, standing, kneeling, and responding to the priest. The little ones were only allowed the few items they have with them when we attend Sunday Mass. During communion, we read the Spiritual Communion prayer aloud. We kneeled after the Recessional and said our usual prayers. Much to my children's dismay, I did not have any donuts on hand after we were finished! We all agreed that doing these practices made the experience of television Mass feel more interactive and gave us a sense of having participated. It was also fun to see the inside of a new church: St. Joseph's Cathedral in Sioux Falls!" -Allison


Watch Mass Digitally

10:30 a.m.
on the local CBS affiliate, WFRV Channel 5, Celebrated by Bishop Ricken for the duration of the suspension of public masses 

9:00 a.m. livestream from the Cathedral of St. Francis Xavier in Green Bay 

7:15 a.m. with Bishop Robert Baron

9:00 a.m. with Fr. Mike Schmitz: Ascension Presents YouTube Chanel livestream

7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. on EWTN: TV or livesteam

5:30 a.m. on the local ABC affiliate WBAY Channel 2 every Sunday morning

8:00 a.m. on CW14 

9:00 a.m. on Relevant Radio: 1050 AM or App



7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. on EWTN: TV or livesteam

7:15 a.m. with Bishop Robert Baron

Noon livestream from Relevant Radio


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