The Diocese of Palm Beach will broadcast its Catholic Easter Mass on Easter Sunday morning, April 16, for the benefit of the community and especially for those who are sick, homebound and unable to physically attend Mass in a Catholic Church. The Mass is a special one-hour Mass.
The diocese’s Mass will air its one-hour Easter Mass from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. on CW34. On most cable systems, CW34 is Channel 4 and is 34.1 on Over-the-Air Digital Antennas. The diocese advises TV viewers to check their cable guide if they are not able to find CW34 on their TV. CW34 is the station that normally airs the diocese's half-hour weekly Mass each Sunday from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Additionally, for the benefit of its dedicated viewers and the community, CBS12, the local CBS affiliate, will air the Easter Mass from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
The Easter Mass was pretaped last week with the Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito as the main celebrant and music for the liturgy was provided by a student choir from Saint John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton, a high school of the Diocese of Palm Beach. The Mass was taped at Parallax Productions Studios in West Palm Beach, the same company that produces the diocese’s weekly half-hour Catholic TV Mass and several of its diocesan videos.
“Many of us are blessed that we will be able to sit in a pew on Sunday and celebrate the risen Lord with our faith family. We hope if someone has a loved one at home or in the hospital or nursing home who is unable to physically attend Church, they will share with that person the multiple opportunities available to watch the Easter Mass,” said Dianne Laubert, director of communications, Diocese of Palm Beach.
The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach encompasses the five counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee. Comprised of 280,000 Catholics in 53 parishes and missions, the Diocese also serves the faithful community through its schools.
The altar is adorned with flowers for the
diocese's celebration of the Easter Mass
that will air on TV on Easter Sunday.