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An Update on Mass For You At Home

09 March, 2021
Photo Courtesy of Diocese of Woollongong

The Diocese of Wollongong is set to become the new producer of Mass for You at Home, beaming Mass into people’s living rooms across the country each week from Easter Sunday, 2021. Mass has been broadcast on free-to-air television for decades, providing spiritual nourishment for people who are not able to attend Mass in person for a range of reasons. With COVID-19 restrictions dramatically increasing the number of people in this situation, the need for virtually accessible worship services has never been greater.

Mass for You at Home, which is highly valued by the deaf community thanks to the inclusion of AUSLAN interpreters, had previously been broadcast on free-to-air television at no charge. However, a change to the religious programming quotas for commercial channels several years ago saw the cost of broadcasting and production increase from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Bishop Michael McCarthy recently received a letter from Bishop Mascord of Wollongong inviting those who are able to help support the significant cost of this important ministry and ensure it continues to be a spiritual presence in the life of our national broadcasting networks. You can read his letter and invitation here.

If you are able to assist, please contact the National Transition Committee through Gavin Abraham on 0408 825 788 or I am really grateful for any support that you may be able to offer as we seek to continue to broadcast the Mass as a means of providing solace and support to those who are unable to gather with their community to celebrate “the source and summit of the Christian life”.