Dear Friends in Christ,

            In an effort to continue to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and in light of the extension of the “Stay at Home” order by Governor DeWine, the Catholic Bishops of Ohio have decided to extend the suspension of all public Masses until and including Sunday, May 3. I know that this is disappointing to all of us, but we also recognize why this unprecedented decision was taken, and we know it was taken for serious reasons and to protect everyone.

We will continue to live-stream Mass using Facebook during this time. Remember that you do not need a Facebook account or any special software or app to watch the live-streamed Mass on Facebook. Here follows the schedule of livestreamed Masses between today and Easter Sunday (I do not anticipate sending out another “coronavirus update” until Monday). Following that schedule, you will find a list of other live-streamed and televised celebrations from other locations.

  • Saturday, April 4
    • 9am Mass “in Time of Pandemic” from Sacred Hearts, Cardington
  • Sunday, April 5. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
    • 9am Mass from Sacred Hearts, Cardington
    • 11am Mass from St. Mary, Marion
  • Monday, April 6
    • 6pm Mass from St. Mary, Marion
  • Tuesday, April 7
    • 6pm Mass from St. Mary, Marion
  • Wednesday, April 8
    • 6pm Mass from St. Mary, Marion
  • Thursday, April 9. Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
    • 6pm Mass from St. Mary, Marion
  • Friday, April 10. Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
    • 3:00pm Liturgy from St. Mary, Marion.
  • Saturday, April 11. Holy Saturday

Due to the complexity of the Easter Vigil liturgy, we will not be live-streaming an Easter Vigil Mass. We will live-stream the celebration of the Office of Readings at 10:00am from St. Mary, Marion.

  • Sunday, April 12. Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord.
  • 9am Mass from Sacred Hearts, Cardington
  • 11am Mass from St. Mary, Marion

Holy Week Masses and Liturgies at Other Locations

Diocesan wide mission Monday-Wednesday of Holy Week.

Father Michael Kelly from the Pontifical College Josephinum

  • Monday, April 6 – Our Response to This Particular Holy Week
  • Tuesday, April 7 – The Evil that Challenged the Last Supper
  • Wednesday, April 8 – The Blessed Virgin Mary Guiding Us Through Holy Week

Radio broadcasts each day at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on St. Gabriel Radio, 820 AM

Live-stream at, Diocesan Facebook page, and Diocesan YouTube Channel

Thursday, April 9 – 9am: Chrism Mass with Bishop Brennan from St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Columbus

Good Friday, 12:00 noon – Liturgy from St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Columbus

Holy Saturday, 8:00pm – Easter Vigil Mass from St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Columbus

All the liturgies from St. Joseph Cathedral can be found at those same media outlets.

Easter Sunday Mass will be offered by Bishop Brennan at St. Joseph’s Cathedral at 10:30am and can be seen on NBC4 television.

Sincerely Yours in Christ, Fr. Thomas Buffer, Pastor


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