Sponsors Needed for Diocese of Greensburg Televised Christmas Masses
With concerns over a resurgence in coronavirus cases, particularly in the four counties of the Diocese of Greensburg, diocesan leaders have decided to televise Christmas Masses to engage the faithful at home. A Christmas Vigil Mass from Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg celebrated by the Cathedral Rector, Monsignor Raymond E. Riffle, will be broadcast at 2:00 PM on Christmas Eve. Our Diocesan Administrator, Monsignor Larry J. Kulick, will celebrate a Mass from Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, which will be broadcast at 10:00 AM on Christmas Day. Both Masses will air on PCNC, the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel. Christmas Day Mass will also air at Noon on WPXI Channel 11.
The Diocese is asking you to prayerfully consider helping us offset the cost of airing these broadcasts. Organizations and individuals who sponsor at or above the $100 level will be invited (space permitting) to attend the taping of one of these Christmas Day Masses, which will be held on Thursday, December 10th at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. In addition to the taping invitation, those who sponsor above the $1,000 level will be recognized during the broadcast as a supporter.
Donations can be made by:
- Completing the form below, or
- Mailing them to The Office of Development at the Diocese of Greensburg in care of Mr. Mike Lucotch at 723 E. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg. His contact information is 724-552-2503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For nearly nine months, the Diocese of Greensburg has been streaming Masses on its website, Facebook Page and YouTube Channel for those with safety concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic. These Christmas Vigil and Christmas Day Masses from the Cathedral will premiere on those outlets as well.
“The Diocese and its parishes have consistently had thousands of faithful viewers watch our streaming Masses from their computers, tablets and smart televisions for many months now,” said Monsignor Larry Kulick, who is also pastor of St. James Parish, New Alexandria. “In fact, 50 of our 78 parishes now stream Masses including my own. However, there are still many in our community who cannot access the Internet and still others who have not been connected to the Catholic Church for many years. I hope these televised Masses will provide an opportunity for us to engage individuals and families in celebrating the birth of Jesus with them in their own homes,” Monsignor Kulick continued.
“It is important to note, that for the foreseeable future, the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday’s and Holy Days is still in force. As always, the Diocese will continue to maintain our efforts to prioritize the health and safety of all parishioners.”
In conclusion, our prayer is that you will find it in your heart to help us bring the good news of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, to people all across the Diocese on this great Feast of Christmas.