WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will broadcast Masses on Palm Sunday, April 5, and Easter Sunday, April 12, live from St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. The services will begin at 10 a.m. on both days. The broadcasts are part of a partnership between stations owned by The E.W. Scripps Company and the Archdiocese of New York. The broadcast feed of the Masses will be provided by WPIX-TV, Scripps’ CW affiliate in New York, to Scripps stations across the country- including WXYZ, Scripps’ ABC affiliate in Detroit.
“As our communities struggle during these challenging and unprecedented times, Channel 7 is giving those interested a chance to come together through these virtual services and celebrate the Easter holiday,” said WXYZ Vice President and General Manager Mike Murri. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will celebrate both Masses.
“We may not be able to gather in our churches this Easter, but, thanks to PIX 11, we’ll be together in spirit,” said Cardinal Dolan. “I look forward to praying with all of you, in a very special way, for those who have died and their families, the sick, and the doctors, nurses and health care professionals who have been courageously fighting this disease.”
The masses will also be available on WXYZ’s digital platforms.