The Eucharist has always been the heart and soul of devotional life in the Roman Catholic Church. The Second Vatican Council called the sacrifice of the Mass “the source and summit of the Christian Life.” It is a time of worship and praise of God, thanksgiving for blessings received, intercession for the needs of the Church, hearing the Word of God, and receiving Christ in Holy Communion. But how do we minister to the aged and infirm who can no longer attend church? Or to those who perhaps want an alternative celebration to the one they attend live each Sunday? Thanks to television and radio, The Sunday Mass has been one effective means of reaching them.
The Sunday Mass was received enthusiastically in the metropolitan New York area from its first program on December 20, 1970. It is now a national broadcast that reaches tens of thousands of people throughout the United States. This outreach to our senior citizens, the infirm, and other viewers affords them the opportunity to join in a worship service from their homes, nursing homes or hospital rooms. In a broad sense, The Sunday Mass becomes their TV parish as evidenced by the phone calls and letters that we receive. Believers from various denominations also receive inspiration and encouragement for their life’s journey. We are delighted that such a cross section of viewers join us each week. We feel blessed to include them in our prayerful intentions, and appreciate their prayers and support. Please tell your friends and family members about The Sunday Mass and encourage them to watch as well!
Watch the Sunday Mass on ABC Family or on-line at: http://thesundaymass.org/video