Sunday Masses to be live streamed from St Mary’s Cathedral

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Sunday Masses to be live streamed from St Mary’s Cathedral

Live streaming from St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart will allow Tasmanian Catholics to continue to unite themselves with liturgies while social distancing measures are in place.

From March 22, all Sunday Masses at St Mary’s Cathedral will be live-streamed through the Archdiocese of Hobart’s YouTube channel.

Public Masses throughout Tasmania were suspended on Wednesday until further notice, in response to the need to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with the Catholic faithful released from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

In a letter addressed to all Tasmanian Catholics, Archbishop Julian explained that the decision was made in consultation with the Council of Priests, and after receiving advice from public health officials.

Earlier that day, Prime Minister Scott Morrison had announced a ban on indoor gatherings of more than 100 people – including religious services. Yesterday this was expanded to indoor gatherings requiring four square metres of space per person.

In his letter, Archbishop Julian encouraged Catholics to keep Sunday holy by setting aside a time for personal prayer.
The priests of Tasmania have been asked to continue to celebrate private Masses daily for the intentions of their parishioners, and for the health and wellbeing of the nation.

Archbishop Julian also asked that churches be opened to allow visits and times of personal prayer, at times determined by the parish priest.

The Palm Sunday and Easter Triduum liturgies will also be live streamed, as will the Chrism Mass.

Sunday Mass from St Mary’s Cathedral will be celebrated by Archbishop Julian at 10.30am each Sunday.

To view the live stream, go to www.YouTube.com and search for 'Archdiocese of Hobart'.