Does anyone remember Boom Crash Opera? I hope so! They were a great Australian band, and its members still gig around the place (when allowed to…). At the moment I find one of their lyrics going around and around in my head: “These here are crazy times…”
With the celebrations of masses in parishes suspended, some of you may be wondering how you and your families, especially elderly parents, might be able to experience Sunday mass. If that’s you, please have a read below.
How can I participate in Mass online?
Despite our current limitations, we can still participate in the celebration of Mass online thanks to modern technology. Many dioceses around the world provide online streaming of Masses, including our own Archdiocese of Melbourne. Below are some links to online Masses. We also encourage you to think about how you might help those homebound and less tech-savvy to be able to access Mass online during this time.
1. St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne
Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne is available daily. The 1pm Mass is streamed live daily (Mon-Fri) and is then available as a recording on-demand until one hour prior to the next Mass. Sunday Mass is available, with the 11am Mass live streamed and it is also available as a recording on-demand.
Watch here: https://melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass
2. Pope Francis’ daily Mass
Pope Francis’ daily Masses are now available online through the Vatican’s website and YouTube channel. They are expected to continue to be available throughout the upcoming weeks.
Watch here: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope-francis/mass-casa-santa-marta.pagelist.html
Take care and may we always remember, to pray for one another.