Update Wednesday, March 25
In a statement released today, Archbishop Hebda addressed the stay-at-home order from Governor Walz, stating in part:
It is critical for the common good that we do everything we possibly can to minimize the risk to others and to ourselves, which means simply staying home as much as possible. I know this is difficult for all of us, but it seems critical in order to buy time for the health care needs of our state to be met. Embracing these restrictions is very difficult Lenten penance for us. We will try as we are able to provide spiritual guidance through our continued online presence. We also ask parishioners to be especially attentive to their neighbors—it is amazing how much a phone call might mean in these days.
Update Wednesday, March 18
In a statement released today, Archbishop Hebda officially suspends all public celebrations of Mass, stating in part,
Given both the moral impossibility of attending Mass, as well as the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass that was extended to the faithful of the Archdiocese last week, please rest assured that the missing of Mass in these conditions should not weigh on your conscience…
It pains my heart to have to make this decision since I know how many of you deeply love the Mass as I do. This decision will be re-evaluated in two weeks’ time in light of any local developments and the latest advice of civil authorities and experts.
Update Monday, March 16:
After much consideration, Fr. Rick, the administration and staff at the Church of St. Edward are making the following changes through the end of March:
- Effective immediately, all Masses and activities in the building will be suspended beginning Tuesday, March 17.
- The building and parish office will remain open through Tuesday, March 17. Please use door #4 to enter the building.
- The chapel will remain open from 8am to 8pm daily. Access to the chapel will remain available through door #5.
Please check back to this page for updates on the continuing situation. We also plan to announce schedule changes by email, eblast and on our Facebook page.
Update Friday, March 13:
On March 12, 2020, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda released a statement regarding dispensation from Sunday Mass Obligation. This statement reads in part:
Due to the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19/coronavirus cases in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, I determine it prudent to dispense all Catholics in the territory of this Archdiocese from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, until further notice. If the faithful decide that congregating for Sunday Mass would constitute a risk to themselves or others, they have the freedom not to attend. Masses, however, will continue to be celebrated in our parishes as regularly scheduled at this time.
Watch Mass on TV
- Diocese of St. Cloud: Sundays, 11 a.m. on KSTC-TV/45
- Our Lady of Grace, Edina: Sunday, Noon on Fox 9+ (Dish/Direct 29, Comcast 10/807; Over Air 9.2)
- St. Olaf, Minneapolis: MCN Cable Channel 6, Sundays at 8 p.m. and Mondays at 10 a.m.
- St. Michael Broadcasting, Channel 14, antenna based (not cable) Catholic television airing several Masses per day
- EWTN: Check local cable/satellite schedule
Online / Live Stream
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis
Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul
- Mass live streamed on Facebook, Weekdays at 7:30 a.m. and Saturday at 5:15 p.m.; also posted on website
Holy Name of Jesus, Medina (Wayzata)
New Prague Area Catholic Community
- Mass and the Rosary live streamed on website, Weekdays at 7:30 a.m. and Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Peace, Minneapolis
- Recorded Mass posted most Weekdays and Sunday, as well as the Rosary and Stations of the Cross, on YouTube
Our Lady of Grace, Edina
- Mass live streamed on website, Wednesday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Paul
- Mass live streamed on YouTube, Sunday at 9 a.m. (English) and 11 a.m. (Spanish)
Pax Christi, Eden Prairie
- Mass live streamed on website, Saturday at 5 p.m.
St. Francis de Sales, St. Paul
- Mass live streamed on Facebook, Saturday at 4 p.m. (English) and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (English) and 11 a.m. (Spanish)
St. Michael, Prior Lake
- Mass live streamed on website, Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
St. Stephen, Minneapolis
- Mass online in English and Spanish on website
- Relevant Radio 1330am: Weekdays and Sundays at noon, and Sundays at 9 a.m.
- EWTN: ewtn.com/radio/listen-live