Diocese's Christmas Mass to Air on Three Local TV Stations

The Diocese of Palm Beach will broadcast its Catholic Christmas Mass on Christmas Day morning, December 25, on three 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 priests from the cathedral. 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:

  • 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. on CW34.  This is the channel that currently airs the diocese’s weekly Sunday morning half-hour Mass.  On most cable/satellite systems CW34 can be found on Ch. 4 or Ch. 34.1 on Digital Antennas.

Additionally, for the benefit of its regular viewers, the Christmas Mass will also air on the following other stations:

6 a.m. – 7 a.m. on WPTV Newschannel 5, the local NBC network affiliate station

5 a.m. – 6 a.m. on CBS12, the local CBS network affiliate station


Dianne Laubert, Director of Communications for the diocese, says airing the Mass on TV at the holidays and throughout the year is very important to the faithful.

States Laubert ““Those who are homebound and physically not able to attend Mass are so appreciative to have our Catholic Mass on TV. The Diocese of Palm Beach is grateful to local media for partnering with us to provide the Catholic Christmas Mass to the community. 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.”

Information the diocese’s Christmas schedule, including Masses at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens, can be found on the diocese’s website at www.diocesepb.org The website also has information on the diocese’s weekly half-hour Sunday morning Mass and the Extraordinary Year of Mercy which the Catholic Church is celebrating until November 2016. 

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.


View Mass times at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens for
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
(Click here)


View Christmas Mass times at other parishes, a courtesy of our Florida Catholic Newspaper (Click here)

(Note: If a Church is not listed in this attachment, please call the parish or view its website. To find al listing of all of our Churches, please visit our online Parish Directory. Click here)

View Bishop Barbarito's Christmas Column - Living the Truth in Love: A Very Mercy Christmas (click here)

View Bishop Barbarito's Schedule of Events

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