Diocese of Palm Beach’s Catholic Christmas Mass to be Broadcast on Four Local TV Stations


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Christmas Message:

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The Diocese of Palm Beach will broadcast its Catholic Christmas Mass on Christmas Day morning, December 25, on four local TV stations 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 Christmas Mass was pretaped last week at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens with the Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito as the main celebrant and concelebrated with three other local priests. Close to 200 people from different parishes in the diocese attended the taping. The Mass also featured the diocesan choir and musicians.


The Mass will air on Christmas Day on the following TV Channels:

  • 5 a.m. - 6 a.m. on Estrella TV West Palm Beach. Estrella TV is a Spanish-language American broadcast television network with both English and Spanish-speaking viewers. The diocese’s Mass will be broadcast in English.
  • 5 a.m. – 6 a.m.  on CBS 12
  • 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. on WPTV Newschannel 5
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on ION Television Network (This is the channel that currently airs the diocese’s weekly Sunday morning half-hour Mass*).



“We are happy and most grateful to local media for partnering with us to provide the Catholic Christmas Mass to the community,” said Dianne Laubert, director of communications, Diocese of Palm Beach. “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 Christmas Holy Mass.”


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.


*Starting Sunday, January 4, 2015, the diocese’s weekly Sunday TV Mass will only air on Estrella TV. It will no longer air on ION TV.  The Mass will continue to be broadcasted in English.


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