Live streaming of Sunday Masses

Following the temporary suspension of Mass services and other major liturgical events in SA to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, below is a list of recommended online prayer and Mass resources. The Adelaide Archdiocese is currently working on providing live streaming of Mass services, please check below for links to youtube and  Adelaide Archdiocese facebook.

Liturgical Resources

Live streaming of Sunday Mass

The Archdiocese will be proving live streamed Mass on Sundays from St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral from 10am. This can be accessed via our website, Facebook page or YouTube channel. The Mass will remain available for one week, until the next Sunday Mass is celebrated.

Please click here for Facebook and here for YouTube.

Click here for updates and messages.

 

Other Mass Resources

What

Source

Name

When

Daily Mass

CathNews

Mass on Demand

Accessible anytime online

Sunday Mass

Channel 10

Mass for You at Home

Each Sunday at 6.00am

 


Reading Reflections

Name

Source

Pray as you go

App (Google Play or App Store)

or Website

or Podcast

Sacred Space

Website

Corona of Thorns

Podcast (via Spotify) by Fr Peter Zwaans (Brooklyn Park/Richmond Parish)

 

 

Other Suggestions for Prayer

  • Lighting a candle in the window and praying the Rosary with others around the world, each evening at 9.00pm.
  • Join with Christians of all denominations by praying the Lord’s Prayer each Friday at 8.00am. See Fr Philip Marshall's letter for more information.
  • Downloading the Laudate App (Google Play or App Store) which has access to many prayers and devotions (inc. Liturgy of the Hours and the Stations of the Cross).
  • COYYA is developing resources and links to existing resources for youth ministry in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Temporary suspension of Masses and public liturgies

My Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The Prime Minister has announced that non-essential indoor gathers are to be limited to 100 people and outdoor events of more than 500 are prohibited.

Given the serious nature of the Coronavirus, as a community we are to support these measures as responsible and sensible.

In consultation with the Consultors and Vicars General of the two dioceses, the following actions are directed:

  • The temporary suspension of Masses and public liturgies until further notice;
  • All other large gatherings are suspended. For further clarification please refer to the diocesan websites or contact your local parish office.

It is a grave decision to suspend Masses. We realise that some churches would have congregations of less than 100, but because of the seriousness of the situation which in all likelihood will become more acute, a clear and concise preventative step is necessary for the sake of the general health of the population.

The decisions being notified in this circular will all be reviewed in light of ongoing medical and government advice.

We are conscious of the difficulties this will create for people planning baptisms, weddings and funerals. These may continue as long as the gathering is restricted to immediate family and close friends, and don’t exceed limits established by the Government.

The principal church in each parish will remain open and the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for Adoration at times determined by the local parish priest.  

The Catholics of the dioceses are hereby dispensed from their Sunday obligations until further notice.

We encourage prayer time and reading Scriptures in the home. Details of online and televised Mass services are available at www.adelaide.catholic.org.au and may help deepen devotion on the Lord’s Day.

Priests should celebrate Mass daily by themselves, offering their prayers for the intention of the faithful and the healing of the present crisis.

Priests and deacons should also be available to visit individuals, especially those who are isolated, unwell and vulnerable. This includes administering Viaticum, the Anointing of the Sick and individual Reconciliation, while observing social distancing protocols.

All would be very conscious that these measures are being taken during the Season of Lent. We are going into something of a spiritual desert, and must support each other. The foregoing of the Eucharist is a severe deprivation for a Catholic. We understand that they will cause pain to many, and we put before ourselves at this time the sufferings of Jesus. We pray that appropriate medical solutions will be found for this pandemic and we pray for the peace of Christ among all Christians.

Preparation and celebration of First Confirmation, First Eucharist and First Rite of Reconciliation will be deferred until further notice.

At this stage, it appears that Holy Week services may need to be celebrated privately at the Cathedrals and we are investigating methods for participating in this online.

Again, we pray that the Christian community will act as a strength for all others, and that we will continue to give witness to the Gospel through works of mercy and charity.

The steps outlined above are similar to those undertaken by numbers of other major dioceses in the country. We are joined in a certain solidarity of renunciation.

Because of the introduction of the latest Government regulations, it is necessary to implement these decisions immediately.

Yours in Christ,

Bishop Gregory O'Kelly SJ, Apostolic Administrator
Bishop of Diocese of Port Pirie

Fr Philip Marshall, Administrator Delegate


 

To view Mass online:

  • Channel 10 at 6am every Sunday morning or online at www.cathnews.com
     
  • Daily Mass can also be viewed at 9.30am and 9.30pm on the Shalomworld Australian channel.
    Alternative times on the North American channel are 12.30pm and Europe channel at 7.30pm.
    They can be watched live on a SmartTV or smart phone by:

 

20 Mar 2020

All events and Masses have been suspended temporarily

Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ, has suspended the celebration of all Mass services and other major liturgical events in SA to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Click here for more info.

28 Mar 2020

Online Mass and prayer services

Click here for a list of recommended online prayer and Mass resources.  Please check back regularly for updates.