This year, Lent will be celebrated—to borrow Pope Francis' opening at his recent video message filmed in Vatican—"in a different way than usual.” This is, of course, due to the coronavirus pandemic that has now inflicted more than a million and killed almost 75,000 across 184 countries, as of press time.
Thanks to technology, Catholics keen to observe the death and eventual resurrection of Jesus Christ this Holy Week can still do so from home. Catholics in the Philippines, most especially, now have the option to attend the following livestream masses from across major places of worship while in quarantine.
- Manila Cathedral via Manila Cathedral's Facebook page (Time: Sunday - 8AM, 10AM, 6PM; Monday to Friday - 7:30AM, 12:10PM; Saturday - 7:30AM)
- Quiapo Church via Quiapo Church's Facebook page (Time: Daily - 5AM, 6AM, 12:15PM, 3PM, 4PM
- Diocese of Kalookan via Diocese of Kalookan's Facebook page (Time: Sunday - 6:30AM, 7:45AM, 9AM, 10:15AM, 3PM, 4:15PM, 5:30PM, 6:45PM, 8PM; Monday to Friday - 6AM, 12NN, 6PM
- Diocese of Cubao via Diocese of Cubao's Facebook page (Time: Sunday - 8AM, 11AM, 6PM; Monday to Saturday - 8AM)
- Diocese of Pasig via Pasig Cathedral's Facebook page (Time: Sunday - 6AM, 7:30AM, 9AM, 4PM, 6PM; Monday to Saturday - 6AM, 8AM, 12NN, 6PM
- Philippine Jesuits via Radyo Katipunan Facebook page and Radyo Katipunan YouTube channel (Time: Daily - 8AM, 1PM)
- Radio Veritas via Radio Veritas' Facebook page (Time: Daily - 6AM, 12NN, 6PM)
- Sambuhay TV Mass via Sambuhay's Facebook page (Time: Saturday (anticipated mass) - 5Pm; Monday to Friday - 6:15AM)
- Online masses led by Singapore Archbishop William Goh via Archdiocese of Singapore's YouTube channel (Sunday - 10AM; Monday to Saturday - 1PM)
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In the same spirit of continuing tradition, Catholics also now have the option to partake in virtual reality-led Visita Iglesia. (For example, Bonifacio High Street's usual Stations of the Cross, dubbed as “Walkway: Journey to the Cross of Christ," now has a virtual version made available online!)
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