Further info is at the bottom under the heading "Mass Cancellation":

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A full list of weekly online local Mass you can watch is at

We know people have a great appreciation for their local priests.  Since public Masses are not able to be held at this time, many local priests are recording and broadcasting non-public Masses on the internet for people to view.  During the closure, we are providing info about local churches that offer weekend and/or daily Mass you can watch online.  In addition to Bloomington, Pontiac and Lincoln, we also know that many of our listeners live in various other towns nearby.  Our list includes all Catholic churches in McLean, Livingston, Logan, DeWitt, Woodford, Ford and even northwestern portion of Champaign County and southern LaSalle County.  Not every parish may offer this unique service.  We will continually keep our list updated.  When public Masses resume, we will have the public Mass list on our site and it has more churches.

Mass Cancellation:

As news of the existence of the coronavirus in America became available, Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Peoria Diocese said, "I believe it is more prudent to be "proactive" rather than "reactive" in the face of serious danger."  Later he added, "I have decided that our Local Church will act in unison with other dioceses in Illinois and elsewhere and suspend all public Masses beginning this Saturday, at the Vigil Mass, on March the 14th...I know that in the future we will much more appreciate and never again take for granted the great gift of our parish communities."

Church teaching:

COMMANDMENT #3:  Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work.

CATHOLIC CATECHISM paragraph #2180: The precept of the Church specifies the law of the Lord more precisely: "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass...either  on the holy day or on the evening of the preceding day."

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