Beginning September 1, Daily Mass will no longer be broadcast on Boston's ION channel 68.
Father Robert Reed, president of The CatholicTV Network wrote this note in the August CatholicTV Monthly magazine:
Without a doubt the Daily Mass is our most important and popular program on the CatholicTV Network. It is the reason that CatholicTV began its ministry some sixty years ago and it is by far the most watched half hour in our programming schedule. For obvious reasons, it pains us to have to give up the simulcast of the Mass on the ION Network Monday through Thursday here in the Boston market. The costs of purchasing broadcast time while maintaining our full-scale operation have simply become too high. And so, just for those who live here in the area of our studios, the Mass will no longer be seen on ION after August 28, 2014.
However, at the same time, we are looking at as many other options as possible to bring the Mass to you. We have recently upgraded our website so that Mass can be viewed either live or on-demand in high definition. In addition, the Mass can be viewed on every smart phone and tablet available on the market, as well as Roku and Google TV. All of this is in addition to the growing number of cable systems that are picking up the CatholicTV Network around the country. We are also grateful to Comcast of New England for granting us a channel in the expanded basic tier.
Change is difficult for all of us and this is a change that we must make simply for financial reasons. However, we will continue to expand the reach of CatholicTV into as many homes and institutions as possible in ways that are both efficient and cost effective. I am personally grateful for your incredible support over the years and I know we can count on it as we move forward. Without you, The CatholicTV Network would neither exist nor continue to be an effective force for the New Evangelization.
To watch CatholicTV online, on cable, on the go, visit GetCatholicTV.com for availability where you live.
Father John Sheridan celebrates Catholic Mass on July 28, 2014 from the Chapel of the Holy Cross at The CatholicTV Network.
Father Robert Reed celebrates Catholic Mass from CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Father Bryan Parrish, Assistant Vicar for Administration, Archdiocese of Boston, celebrates Catholic Mass on July 25, 2014. Today the church remembers Saint James, one of Jesus' twelve aporstles.
Father Richard Crowley, senior priest in Mattapoisett, celebrates Catholic Mass on July 23, 2014.
- Watch online Mass LIVE on CatholicTV.com or on CatholicTV's iPhone or Android apps.
- Monday-Saturday at 9:30am ET from CatholicTV's chapel (rebroadcasts M-F: 7pm & 11:30pm)
- Saturday 7pm from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (rebroadcasts 11:30pm)
- Sunday 10am from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame
4pm from San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral
7pm from Boston
Priests celebrate the Catholic Mass each day at CatholicTV. The Sacrifice of the Mass is the source and summit of our Catholic faith, and is the center of CatholicTV's mission. Hear the words of the Gospel, reflect on the daily homily, and worship God in the Eucharist.
- Monday-Saturday at 9:30am ET on The CatholicTV Network
(rebroadcasts M-F: 7pm & 11:30pm)
- Monday-Thursday at 9:30am ET on Boston’s WBPX, Channel 68 (thru Aug. 28, 2014)
- Watch online LIVE on CatholicTV.com or on CatholicTV's iPhone or Android apps.
Find today's Bible readings.
Schedule of priests celebrating Masses this month.
Mass Prayers and Responses.
7pm ET - Mass from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (rebroadcast 11:30pm)
10am - Mass from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame
4pm - Mass from San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral (in Spanish and English)
7pm - Mass from Boston.