The coronavirus has shut down restaurants, bars, gyms, and life as we've known it. It's going to continue that way for the foreseeable future. One of the things that has been a huge change in the lives of so many El Pasoans is the shuttering of Catholic churches around town. The El Paso Diocese made the decision to close area churches last week in response to the coronavirus. The Diocese said that in order to help prevent the spread of the disease, they wanted Catholics to stay home. Bishop Mark Seitz says that El Paso Catholics are released from the obligation to attend Mass at church for the time being.

The Diocese is working with KVIA to broadcast Catholic Mass on Sundays at 11 a.m. A pre-recorded Mass can be seen on the El Paso-Las Cruces CW on these platforms:

On Air channel 7.2
Time Warner Cable 13
Comcast 14
DirecTV 8
Dish Network 17
AT&T U-verse 19

You can also download the MyParish app by texting 88202 to keep up-to-date with church events and announcements.