FOX 11 was proud to announce on Thursday that our sister station KCOP Channel 13 will carry 10 a.m. English-language mass live from the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, for the next three Sundays.
The broadcast kicks off Easter Sunday. It means you can now participate in Sunday services in the comfort of your home on the big screen.
The normally bustling cathedral in downtown Los Angles is virtually empty during Holy Week, the most sacred of seasons in the Catholic Church. The governor ordered no large gatherings, and that included churches and synagogues.
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Since the order went into place, Archbishop Gomez and his staff have been scrambling to continue to minister to their flock despite the harsh circumstances. For several weeks now, the services from the Cathedral have seen an increase in hits on the web.
People are tuning in from all over the world to celebrate mass, including Gomez' sisters in Mexico. But Thursday's announcement makes it possible to reach an even bigger audience. Gomez said today he "was grateful to FOX 11."
The mass on Easter Sunday will be small but meaningful. I joked to Archbishop Gomez that usually the hosannas from the choir shake the rafters in the cavernous cathedral. This year it will be just a pianist and a cantor. But he said it would be meaningful just the same.
We will continue to report on this story on Easter Sunday.