Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Friday 24 September |
The Blessed Virgin Mary—Our Lady of Walsingham
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

Where to find Sunday Mass online


EWTN | YouTube

Philip Kosloski - published on 11/27/18

The internet has made it easy for the homebound to participate in Mass from a distance.

Often circumstances out of our control will prevent us from attending Sunday Mass. Whether it is extreme weather like a snowstorm, a debilitating illness, or the risk of infecting others with a sickness, there are times when it would be dangerous, uncharitable, or impossible to physically attend Mass.

In those special situations, the obligation to attend Mass is suspended, but of course it is good to try to keep holy the Sabbath in as many ways as we can. This can include participating in Sunday Mass through the internet or television.

Over the years churches have been known to broadcast live Masses (as well as pre-recorded Masses) on local and network TV channels — the first televised Mass went out from Boston, in 1949 and the Vatican’s Christmas Mass has been broadcast live every year since the first, Europe-limited broadcasts of the 1950’s — but with the introduction of the internet the possibilities have only increased.

Catholic broadcasting networks such as EWTN and Catholic TVmake it possible to watch Mass on a daily basis through their YouTube channels. This allows the homebound and sick, or even non-Catholics curious about the Mass, to participate in the Holy Sacrifice from anywhere in the world. They can view it from their computer, TV, or phone, and engage spirituality in the Mass being celebrated elsewhere.

Passionist Communications has been broadcasting “The Sunday Mass” since the 1970s and their videos can be viewed each week on their website, in addition to local cable and radio broadcasts. This site is convenient as you don’t need to find the Mass at a particular time, but can play it whenever you want.

Sometimes even your local parish or diocese may have a live feed of the Mass on their website or social media pages.

If you are homebound and unable to attend Sunday Mass, these alternatives provide an opportunity to participate in and be consoled by the Mass and still “keep holy the Sabbath day.”


Read more:
8 Reasons to go to Sunday Mass


Read more:
Why is Sunday Mass celebrated on Saturday Evening?

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Cecilia Pigg
7 Ways the saints can help you sleep better at night
Philip Kosloski
An alternative Hail Mary to Our Lady of Sorrows
Our Lady of La Salette
Philip Kosloski
How Our Lady of La Salette can give us hope in darkness
Philip Kosloski
Pray this Psalm when you successfully recover from an illness
Philip Kosloski
Why J.R.R. Tolkien loved to attend daily Mass
Domitille Farret d'Astiès
Attacked with acid as a baby, Anmol Rodriguez overcomes and inspi...
Aid to the Church in Need
What happens when a million children pray the Rosary?
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.