WPIX To Air Palm Sunday, Easter Masses From St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The Archdiocese of New York and Scripps CW affiliate WPIX will partner to broadcast Mass on both Palm Sunday, April 5, and Easter Sunday, April 12, live from St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, will celebrate both Masses, although without a congregation present due to the coronavirus outbreak. Each Mass will be broadcast beginning at 10 a.m. throughout the tri-state area.
“We may not be able to gather in our churches this Easter, but, thanks to PIX 11, we’ll be together in spirit,” said Cardinal Dolan. “I look forward to praying with all of you, in a very special way, for those who have died and their families, the sick, and the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who have been courageously fighting this disease.”
“PIX11 is honored to work with the New York Archdiocese to broadcast the Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday masses in service to our community,” said Bart Feder, WPIX vice president and general manager. “Offering access to Cardinal Dolan’s words of comfort from St. Patrick’s is a gift to our region during this most challenging time.”
WPIX has been broadcasting Christmas Midnight Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the tri-state area for over 40 years.