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Archdiocese of Chicago holds Sunday Mass at Holy Name Cathedral

ABC 7 Chicago
ABC 7 Chicago

The Archdiocese of Chicago broadcasts Sunday Mass from Holy Name Cathedral on ABC7.

Mass air on TV at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, at and in the ABC 7 Chicago app.

The move comes after both the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Joliet Diocese announced they would suspend all public masses because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some Masses have since resumed, but at a limited capacity.

New "Be Safe. Places of Worship" guidelines allow a maximum of 50 people per room or 25% of the room capacity at Chicago houses of worship, as long as required social distancing can be maintained, according to a release from Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office.

Houses of worship will also be required to provide sanitation stations, frequently disinfect facilities and ensure people wear facial coverings, according to the release.

The Chicago Department of Public Health recommends that the elderly or those with underlying health conditions continue to practice their faith from home.

"During this difficult time, it is particularly important that the faithful have access to the grace and comfort of Holy Mass," said Bishop Ron Hicks, vicar general of the Chicago Archdiocese.

Hicks said the church does not want to keep people from praying in faith.

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JuJu X Martinez

The Archdiocese of Chicago has sent a letter home to my kids that they can’t go back to school until I finish paying the tuition even through a pandemic.


The Archdiocese of Chicago left the faithful behind over a year ago. The faithful now need to leave that cesspool behind.


The archdiocese is a joke. and the far left liberal archbishop is the worst. So. uour basically telling me your faith and the power if the church God and the saints means nothing.. not one church vlised during the black plague or during the bombings if 2 great wars or even the great pandemic of 1919 which was far greater then this. you have no faith. I am so glad do many churches in the last 5 months decided not to follow your stupid rules


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