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Bay Area Dioceses Offer Online Masses During Holy Week

Here is a list of Masses and dates on which livestreams will be held leading up to Easter Sunday

With the shelter-at-home order in place, Bay Area dioceses have decided to offer Masses online to their parishioners.

San Jose

The Diocese of San Jose reported Wednesday that during Holy Week, parishioners will have live broadcasts of the Eucharist.

“Holy Week is meant to remind us of the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ leading to the joy of His Resurrection,” said Bishop Oscar Cantú of the Diocese of San Jose. “Although we are unable to come together as a community this year, our parishes are doing their part to help ‘flatten the curve’ by finding creative ways to continue our ministry: livestreaming liturgies, activating phone trees to check on vulnerable parishioners, and offering drive-through Confession and online retreats.”

Below is a list of Masses and dates on which livestreams will be held on the diocese's Facebook page:

Palm Sunday, April 5
Holy Week begins this Sunday, April 5, with the Palm Sunday celebrations that commemorate the entry of the Lord into Jerusalem.

  • 10 a.m.    Livestream Mass – Spanish with Bishop Oscar Cantú
  • 11:30 a.m.    Livestream Mass – English with Bishop Oscar Cantú
  • 1 p.m.      Livestream Mass – Vietnamese with Father Hao Dinh

Coronavirus Prayer
Bishop Cantú will lead a special Easter Prayer on Palm Sunday night to pray for the healing of our community and the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. The prayer will include the Scriptures and the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

  • 7 p.m.      Livestream Holy Week Prayer during the Coronavirus with Bishop Cantú

Holy Thursday, April 9
On the morning of April 9, Bishop Cantú will celebrate the Chrism Mass, where he will bless and consecrate the Sacred Oils. In the evening, the Lord's Supper Mass will be celebrated privately in the parishes.

  • 10 a.m.    Livestream Chrism Mass with Bishop Oscar Cantú
  • 7 p.m.      Livestream Mass – Trilingual (English, Spanish and Vietnamese) with Bishop Oscar Cantú

Good Friday, April 10
Good Friday is the only day of the year when Masses are not celebrated. In memory of the suffering and death of Jesus on the Cross, Catholics gather for a communion service and venerate the Holy Cross.

  • 7 p.m.      Livestream Service – Bilingual (English and Spanish) with Bishop Oscar Cantú

Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday
Holy Week ends with the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 11 and Easter on Sunday, April 12.

Saturday, April 11

  • 8:30 p.m.      Livestream Mass – Bilingual (English and Spanish) with Bishop Oscar Cantú

Sunday, April 12

  • 10 a.m.    Livestream Mass – English with Bishop Oscar Cantú
  • 11:30 a.m.    Livestream Mass – Spanish with Bishop Oscar Cantú
  • 1 p.m.      Livestream Mass – Vietnamese with Father Hao Dinh

The services will be livestreamed here and the recordings will be posted here.

San Francisco

The Archdiocese of San Francisco is already offering daily livestreams from St. Mary's Cathedral here.

  • 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 Monday through Friday
  • 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday
  • 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday (1:00 p.m. in Spanish)

Here is a breakdown by church:

Church of the Visitation -- watch here

  • 7 a.m. Monday - Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. Saturday
  • 9:30 a.m. Sunday (5:00 p.m. in Vietnamese)

Holy Name of Jesus Parish -- watch here

  • 9 a.m. Monday - Saturday
  • 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Mission Dolores Parish -- watch here

  • 9 a.m., 3 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • 7 p.m. Rosary (Spanish), 8 p.m. Rosary (English) Monday - Friday
  • 8 a.m. Sunday (English)
  • 9 a.m. Sunday (Spanish)

St. Anne Parish -- watch here

  • 8:45 a.m. Monday - Saturday
  • 5:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil
  • 10:30 a.m. Sunday

St. Brendan Parish -- watch here

  • 12 p.m. Daily
  • 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday

St Cecilia Parish -- watch here

  • 9 a.m. Monday - Sunday

St. Dominic Parish -- watch here

  • 7:15 a.m. Morning Prayer Monday - Sunday
  • 8 a.m. Mass Monday - Sunday
  • 5 p.m. Evening Prayer Monday - Sunday

St. Ignatius Parish -- watch here

  • 9 a.m. Monday - Saturday
  • 10 a.m. Sunday

Ss. Peter & Paul Parish -- watch here

  • 10 a.m. Monday - Sunday

St. Stephen Parish -- watch here

  • 9:30 a.m. Sundays

Star of the Sea Parish -- watch here

  • 7:30 a.m. Spanish Mass Monday - Friday
  • 12 p.m. English Mass Monday - Friday
  • 9:30 a.m. English Sunday Mass
  • 11:30 a.m. Spanish Sunday Mass

Oakland

The Diocese of Oakland is not only offering daily livesteramed masses but you can also find Scripture reading and conference calls between Bishops in both English and Spanish on their website.

Daily Mass Monday - Sunday

  • Click here to choose from specific dates, times not available
  • Click here for other resources like prayer opportunities, resources for children and mental health resources, among others.

The Diocese is encouraging parishioners to contact their local parish for livestreams specific to them. For video reflections on daily readings click here.

Sacramento

The Diocese of Sacramento is livestreaming masses given by Bishop Jaime Soto all of Holy Week. You can watch them here.

  • Palm Sunday, April 5 at 12 p.m.
  • Holy Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Good Friday, April 10 at 12 p.m.
  • Easter Vigil, April 11 8:30 p.m.

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You can also set up Google or Apple Calendar reminders by visiting their site.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis is also offering livestreams during the COVID-19 pandemic through CatholicTV.

You can find those on your television, on-demand and online. “Hear the words of the Gospel, reflect on the daily homily, and worship God with us,” the site reads.

Note: The following times are listed in Eastern Time

Saturdays

  • 9:30 a.m. Live on The Catholic TV Network
  • 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. rebroadcasts on The Catholic TV Network
  • You can catch all of these online on CatholicTV.com

Sundays

For more information on Papal Programming, click here.

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