MASS AIRS ON CATHOLIC SPIRIT RADIO & EWTN TV EVERYDAY AT 7AM.
If you missed, the Easter 7AM Mass that aired on Catholic Spirit Radio,watch a video of readings & homily.
The entire Mass currently can be viewed at
HERE'S A LIST OF ONLINE VIDEO OF LOCAL EASTER MASSES.
Nearly all of these recordings remain available to replay.
Since public Masses are not able to be held at this time, many priests are recording and broadcasting private Masses on the internet for people to view. We compiled a list of as many local churches that we are aware of that provide this service.
Unless otherwise noted, you do not have to have a facebook account (or youtube account) in order to view the videos. Perhaps, click on posts if you don't see the video. Scroll down further to see older Masses. You can click "not now" anytime it asks you to sign in.
As is the case every year, Holy Thursday’s Mass is for the Last Supper and Good Friday’s is considered a service rather than a Mass but it typically includes a homily. The Easter Masses include the option of the vigil Mass for Easter on Saturday night or Easter Mass on Sunday morning.”
Atlanta (See below the Lincoln heading)
Benson (See below the El Paso heading)
Monsignor Eric Powell and Father Joe Baker
Holy Trinity, historic St. Patrick Church (both Bloomington) & St. Patrick’s (Wapella)
Thursday: 7:30PM Friday: 3PM Saturday: 7:30PM Sunday: 10AM & 12PM
You can also check, for video links at
Father Jeff Stirniman & Father Geoff Horton
St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal (SEE ABOVE THE HEADING HOLY TRINITY)
Father Geoff Horton
St. Mary’s, Bloomington
Thursday: 7PM Friday: 3PM Saturday: 7:30PM Sunday: 9AM 11AM (SPANISH)
Scroll down the page to find the Mass link at: stmarysbloomington.org or go directly to
Father Greg Nelson, Father John Pham and Father Tim Hepner
St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington and St. Mary’s in Downs
Thursday: 7PM Friday: 3PM Saturday: 8PM Sunday: 9AM
Their parish website will provide links to the exact facebook video, if you go to:
Father Dustin Schultz & Father Eric Bolek
*********We’ve also listed several other priests who formerly served the Bloomington-Normal area in past years at the bottom of this list.
DOWNS (SEE HEADING ABOVE FOR BLOOMINGTON’S ST. PATRICK’S OF MERNA)
ELKHART (SEE HEADING ABOVE FOR LINCOLN)
EL PASO & BENSON
St Mary-El Paso & St. John-Benson
Thursday: 4PM Friday: 12PM Saturday: 7:30PM Sunday: 9AM
Fr. Robert Rayson
St. Mary of Lourdes-Germantown Hills and St. Mary-Metamora
Thursday: 4:30PM and 6:30PM Good Friday: 12PM and 3PM
Saturday (inconsistent info): either 7 or 7:30PM Sunday: 8:30AM and 10:30AM
It will be live on facebook, but it may get posted to youtube after the fact.
Might need a facebook account to view this:
Father Vien Van Do and Father Gregory J. Jozefiak
Our Lady of Lourdes-Gibson City; St. Mary-Paxton; St. Joseph-Loda
Thursday: 5:30PM Friday: 5:30PM Saturday: 7:30PM Sunday: 9:30AM
Father Dong Van Bui
Holy Family-Lincoln; St. Mary-Atlanta; St. Patrick’s-Elhart; St. Thomas Acquinas-Mt Pulaski
Thursday: 4PM Friday: 3PM Saturday: 7PM Sunday: 9AM
Father Jeffrey Laible & Fr. Fulgens Marcel Rutatekururwa,
Info for a couple priests who previously served in Lincoln is at the bottom of the page.
LODA (SEE HEADING ABOVE FOR GIBSON CITY)
Our Lady of the Lake
The Easter Mass can be viewed at their homepage or
Father Joseph Hogan
METAMORA (SEE ABOVE UNDER HEADING GERMANTOWN HILLS)
MT. PULASKI (SEE HEADING ABOVE FOR LINCOLN)
NORMAL (SEE BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL ABOVE)
PAXTON (SEE HEADING ABOVE FOR GIBSON CITY)
Thursday: 4PM Friday: 12PM Saturday: 8PM Sunday: 9:30AM
Father Adam Cesarek
Info for Father Peter Zorjan, who used to cover Pontiac, is at the very bottom of the page.
RANTOUL AND THOMASBORO
St. malachy, Rantoul and St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro
Thursday: 6:30PM Friday: 6:30PM Saturday: 7:30PM Sunday: 10AM 12PM SPANISH
Father Joel Phelps
St. Boniface (linked to St. Matthew Church in Champaign)
Thursday: 7PM Friday: 3PM Saturday: 8PM Sunday: 7:30AM 9:30AM
(Definitely streamed live on facebook; might be live on youtube, too or just uploaded later)
Msgr. Stanley L. Deptula, Fr. Lee W. Brokaw and Fr. Michael Pica
St. Michael the Archangel:
Father Monsignor Philip Halfacre & Father Ryan Mattingly
youtube.com/watch?v=JvAdove75Oo -This is the video.
THOMASBORO (SEE HEADING ABOVE FOR RANTOUL)
WAPELLA (SEE THE HEADING UNDER BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL FOR HOLY TRINITY/HISTORIC ST. PATRICK)
Here is a list of priests who used to be in Bloomington-Normal, Pontiac or Lincoln area that are streaming Holy Week Mass from their current parish.
Father John Cyr
Holy Trinity (2006-2008) St. Patrick of Merna & St. Mary’s of Downs (2008-2010)
Thursday: 5PM Friday: 5PM Sunday: 9:30PM
Father Matt Deptula was at Holy Trinity and historic St. Patrick Church (Spring 2017)
Thursday: 6:30pm Friday: 3PM Saturday: 7:30PM Sunday: 8AM & 10:30AM
Father Antonio Dittmer was at Illinois State University’s Newman Center (2005-2009)
Thurs.: 7:30PM Fri.: 3PMENGLISH 7PMSPANISH Sat.: 8PM Sunday.: 8:30AM English 10:30AM Spanish
Father Glenn Harris was at Holy Trinity (1992-1993), historic St. Patrick (1996-1999) and St. Patrick-Ransom (2000-2001).
To find his homilies: soundcloud.com/fr-glenn-h-harris/
Father Geoff Horton was at Holy Family (Lincoln), Atlanta, St. Patrick's-Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas-Mt. Pulaski (2016-2017). To find his Easter weekend Masses, see the heading above for Bloomington Holy Trinity & St. Patrick's. He'll likely do the Noon Mass.
Father John Pham was at Holy Family-Lincoln, St. Mary-Atlanta, St. Patrick's-Elkhart, St. Thomas Aquinas-Mt. Pulaski (2017-2018). To find his Easter Weekend Masses, look for the Bloomington St. Mary’s heading at top of this page. He & another priest do Mass there.
Father Michael Pica was at St. Patrick-Merna-Bloomington & St. Mary-Downs (2016-2019)
See his current parish’s info under Seymour heading. He is one of 3 priests serving there.
Father John Steffen was at St. Patrick Church of Merna (Bloomington) & St. Mary (Downs) (2014-2016) & ISU'S Newman Center (2014-2018) & St. Mary-El Paso (2016-2018)
Readings and homilies for Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Holy Thursday and Easter are at
Father Jerry Ward was at Holy Trinity (1982-1985), St. Patrick, Elkhart, St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski, St. John, Middletown, and Prison Ministry, Logan Correctional Center, Lincoln, (all 1988-1991) and pastor of St. Patrick Church of Merna (1991-2014):
Thursday 7PM Friday 3PM Sunday: 10AM
Father Peter Zorjan was at Bloomington-Normal’s historic St. Patrick's and ISU’s Newman Center both (2011-2013); also St. Mary’s (Pontiac), St. Paul's Odell, St. Joseph (Flannagan) and St. John's (Cullom) all in (2013-2015). Anyone can play homilies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter at
However, if you want to see his entire Mass, you have to have a facebook account. His page is at