Sacred Heart Parish Westmead

Mass For You at Home

Fr Chris del Rosario and Fr John Paul Escarlan, two familiar faces in the Diocese of  Parramatta, will be on TV this Sunday as they celebrate the Mass for You At Home services broadcast on Channel 10.   The Diocese of Parramatta was asked to provide priests to say 4 Masses, the first of which shown 13 June at 6.00am on Channel 10 and WIN TV.  Fr John Paul, a priest of Mary, Queen of the Family Parish, Blacktown, had a special interest in participating in the broadcast due to his past work with the deaf community.  “Many deaf and hard of hearing people watch Mass for You At Home because it also features someone interpreting in sign language,” he said.  Other people who watch the nationally televised Masses may be in remote areas, in hospital or jail or can’t leave home in some way.  Fr Chris, AP at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish, Parramatta, was hesitant when first approached, but after realising the impact that the televised Masses have, he was happy to take part.  Fr Peter Williams (Vicar General,  Diocese of Parramatta) and  Fr Robert Riedling (Dean - Administrator, St Patrick’s Cathedral), pointed out it would be  a good opportunity to reach out to the wider Church in Australia.   Mass for You At Home featuring Fr Chris, Fr John Paul and readers from the Diocese of Parramatta will be broadcast at 6.00am on Channel 10 and WIN TV starting on Sunday 27 June, 18 July & 1 August.  It can also be viewed on Foxtel’s Aurora channel or website
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