Diocese resumes broadcast of Sunday Mass with Bishop Ricken on WFRV Local 5

By The Compass | August 26, 2020

ALLOUEZ — Bishop David Ricken will again celebrate Sunday Mass on broadcast television throughout the Diocese of Green Bay beginning on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 a.m.

“We hope this broadcast will help reach those who are homebound, as well as those in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons or anywhere else where getting to church isn’t an option,” said Bishop Ricken. “I offer my sincere thanks to WFRV Local 5 for their willingness to continue broadcasting Sunday Mass, especially during these difficult times.”

The Sept. 6 Mass will be one hour in length to invite viewers back. Each following Sunday, Mass will be broadcast at 10 a.m. on WFRV Local 5. The broadcast Sunday Mass originates from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in downtown Green Bay.

The broadcast of Sunday Mass with Bishop Ricken began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, following the suspension of all public Masses in the diocese on Sunday, March 20. They continued through the beginning of June as parishes slowly opened their doors to parishioners at 25% of church capacity.

While the ultimate goal is for the faithful to return to Mass in their own parishes, it has become evident there is a great need within the diocese to serve those unable to attend in person, most especially those who are homebound, in assisted living facilities and hospitals, as well as those in our prisons.

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