The Diocese of Brooklyn has announced an expanded broadcast schedule of live Masses that includes one in Polish. The Mass can be viewed live on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s cable channel, NET-TV, or online on the diocese’s website, dioceseofbrooklyn.org/masses.
The Polish Mass is broadcast live on NET-TV weekdays at 9:30 AM, and on Sundays at 12:00 PM, both from the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.
“The faithful have shown so much appreciation and gratitude to NET TV as well as for all employees of diocesan media operation for the undertaken initiative of a Holy Mass for specific ethnic groups. They are pleasantly surprised that in such a particular situation, they are able to partake in the liturgy on Sundays and other days. They thank priests for their prayers and words of spiritual fortification in homilies. They are touched by prayers for the sick and suffering due to the pandemic, especially for those who have lost their loved ones. They are particularly noticing prayers for those working in health services, for doctors and caretakers of the sick. The people praying with us often include family and friends of those caretakers. In a room, in front of a television screen, or ar a computer, the faithful participate actively in the liturgy including all responses and motions in our home communities. We receive a spiritual Eucharist here as well. Thanks to the media today, we are able to stand in solidarity with one another,” said the Most Reverend Witold Mrowzieski, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn.
“During this time of social distancing, DeSales Media has recognized the need for the faithful to have the opportunity to celebrate the Eucharist continue as part of their life. That is why we have enhanced our schedule in these uncertain times, so that the Polish Catholic community may hear the Word of God in their native tongue. We pray for those who have fallen ill and who have perished from the Coronavirus, and for the brave doctors, nurses, law enforcement personnel, and caregivers on the front lines,” said Reverend Monsignor Kieran E. Harrington, President & Chairman of DeSales Media Group and Vicar of Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
NET-TV can be seen in the New York City area on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30), and Verizon FIOS (Channel 48).