This Sunday we celebrate Mercy Sunday. We thank God for the great gift of His Divine mercy and forgiveness. Ordinarily the Cathedral hosts the Divine Mercy Mass in the afternoon of the Octave of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday. Unfortunately this year we are of course unable to do so due to the restrictions that we have regarding gathering in large numbers. For those who have attended in past years we know how many confessions are heard on this day and the number of people who attend the Mass in the afternoon. Since we are unable to do so I recommend that you watch the Mass on EWTN. I have often watched before and I know that it is truly beautiful and beneficial. I know many picked up and began the Novena last week. We had a pile of the Novena pamphlets in church and I had to replenish them so I know many picked them up.
Thanks to the many who followed the Holy Week Services here at the Cathedral on You Tube last week. It was an experience with no one in the pews, but hopefully helped the many who viewed them. Thanks to Father Dermot who worked so hard to get our system up and running. It was a task as we didn't have WiFi in the church and had to run the line over from the office. He was our camera man also and did a great job. To Michael Mittleman our director of music and liturgy a big thank you. To the lectors from our staff that helped us with the reading for the Triduum and our cantors many thanks. They sat over six feet apart in separate pews. (Following the directives very carefully.)
Remember Mass is streamed daily on the web site click on the link to You Tube. Let us all stay safe and pray for one another. God Bless.