Diocese of Palm Beach Airs Televised Christmas Mass for the Homebound

As part of its outreach ministry to those who are homebound, in nursing homes or hospitals, the Diocese of Palm Beach will air its pre-taped Catholic Christmas Mass on Sunday, December 25, on three local television stations. The celebrant of the Mass is the Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach. The Director of Music Ministry and the choir from the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola are also part of the liturgical celebration.

Thanks to partnerships with local media, the one-hour Christmas Mass will air on Christmas morning on the local following stations and at these times:

  • 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. on WPBF Channel 25 (ABC)
  • 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. on WPTV NewsChannel5 (NBC)
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on ION Television Networks (local cable channel 8 for many cable systems)


The Diocese of Palm Beach produces a weekly half-hour Sunday Mass that is regularly shown on ION from 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

In addition to information on its locally produced Christmas Mass, the Diocese of Palm Beach has posted on its Calendar of Events on its website a list of Christmas celebrations from St. Peter’s Basilica with Pope Benedict XVI and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. that will air on EWTN, the global Catholic Television Network. The website address for the Diocese of Palm Beach is www.diocesepb.org 

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 20 schools, which include 14 Catholic Elementary schools, three high schools, two private elementary schools, and two preschools.


To view other Christmas celebrations occurring within the Diocese of Palm Beach with Bishop Barbarito, please click here.

To view the Christmas Mass schedule that will air on EWTN, includining Christmas Mass with Pope Benedict XVI, please click here