Stay-at-home order is in effect through at least late May.
Here's a schedule of how to watch local parish Mass online
Since public Masses are not able to be held at this time, many priests are recording and broadcasting Masses on the internet for people to view. We compiled a list of as many local churches that we are aware of that film daily or Weekend Mass. 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 church offer this unique service. We will keep this list updated. When public Masses resume, the public Mass list on our site will have a much longer list of churches.
With soundcloud (and sometimes other websites), it will be recorded and posted after it's recorded. With other sites, Masses are generally broadcast live & conveniently can be replayed at anytime.
Generally, anyone can watch a a video at a church's facebook page (or youtube) without an account. If we hear that an account is needed, we will try to mention that below in the description. On facebook, click on "posts" or "videos" if you are trying to find it. Scroll down further to see older posted videos. Anytime facebook asks if you want to sign in, you can click "not now." In cases that we've listed a Youtube channel, that is the direct page where a church's videos are uploaded. Some churches use both websites.
For those looking for local Spanish Mass, go to stmarysbloomington.org and click on Sunday Mass in Spanish.
Here's an article related to this titled Why have Mass with no one there?:
ATLANTA (SEE HEADING LOWER DOWN FOR LINCOLN)
BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL & DOWNS & WAPELLA
ALL BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL PARISHES HAVE ONLINE MASS!
Epiphany in Normal
Sunday: 7:30AM 10:30AM 2 recent changes: Both Masses are inside the church & open to the public. The 7:30AM will also be available online, but the 10:30AM will not. The only way to view it live online is facebook. It'll be archived there too. It'll also be available as an archive at:
To read guidelines : epiphanyparish.com/introduction/guidelines-for-returning-to-church
historic St. Patrick & Holy Trinity both in Bloomington, St. Patrick’s in Wapella,
Sunday: 10AM & 12PM Monday-Saturday: 10:30AM Tuesday-Friday.: 5:30PM
Ocassionally, the weekday evening Masses and Sunday 12PM are being subbed by the vocation director Father Tim Hepner. In those cases, visit
Father Jeff Stirniman & Father Geoff Horton
St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal
Sunday: 12PM Thursday: 5:30PM Father Geoff Horton who was the chaplain of the Newman Center Masses will continue to do online Masses along with Father Jeff Stirniman. These 2 typical Newman Mass times along with many other Mass times will continue over the summer at the websites listed under the heading for historic St. Patrick church cluster above.
St. Mary’s Bloomington
Saturday: 4PM Sunday: 11AM SPANISH Monday-Friday: 7:30AM
Father Greg Nelson, Father John Pham and Father Tim Hepner
St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington and St. Mary’s in Downs
Saturday: 4PM Sunday: 9AM Monday-Friday: 12PM
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 CHURCH OF MERNA)
ELKHART (SEE HEADING BELOW FOR LINCOLN)
EL PASO & BENSON
St Mary-El Paso & St. John-Benson
Wednesday: 7:30AM Saturday: 4PM
Fr. Robert Rayson
GERMANTOWN HILLS & METAMORA
St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills, St. Mary (Metamora)
GIBSON CITY & Loda
Our Lady of Lourdes-Gibson City; St. Mary-Paxton; St. Joseph-Loda
They do Sunday morning Mass. The time is unknown.
Father Dong Van Bui
LINCOLN, Atlanta, Elhart & Mt. Pulaski
Holy Family-Lincoln, St. Mary-Atlanta, St. Patrick-Elhart, St. Thomas Acquinas-Mt. Pulaski)
Saturday: 4PM Monday-Friday: 8AM
Father Jeffrey Laible & Fr. Fulgens Marcel Rutatekururwa,
*********We’ve also listed a few other priests who formerly served the Lincoln area in past years at the bottom of this list.
Our Lady of the Lake
Father Joseph Hogan
METAMORA SEE HEADING ABOVE FOR GERMANTOWN HILLS
MT. PULASKI (SEE HEADING ABOVE FOR LINCOLN)
NORMAL (SEE BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL AT THE TOP)
PAXTON (SEE HEADING ABOVE FOR GIBSON CITY)
St. Mary Church
Sunday: 9:30AM Mass & daily reflections on daily readings
Father Adam Cesarek
*********We’ve also listed a few priests who formerly served the Lincoln area in past years at the bottom of this list.
RANTOUL AND THOMASBORO
St. malachy, Rantoul and St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro
Father Joel Phelps
St. Boniface (linked to St. Matthew Church in Champaign)
Saturday at 5:15PM Sunday at 9:30AM Monday-Thurdsday & Saturday: 7AM
Msgr. Stanley L. Deptula, Fr. Lee W. Brokaw and Fr. Michael Pica
St. Michael the Archangel:
Monday-Saturday: 7AM Sunday: 9AM
Father Monsignor Philip Halfacre & Father Ryan Mattingly
THOMASBORO (SEE HEADING ABOVE FOR RANTOUL)
WAPELLA (SEE HEADING AT THE TOP FOR BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, DOWNS, WAPELLA)
(LOOK FOR HOLY TRINITY AND HISTORIC ST. PATRICK)
Here is a list of priests who used to be in Bloomington-Normal, Pontiac, Odell or Lincoln area that are streaming Holy Week Mass from their current parish.
Father Joe Baker was at St. Mary's in Bloomington (2006-2008). Look for "Epiphany" heading at the top under Bloomington-Normal. He and another priest do Sunday Masses at Epiphany.
Father John Cyr
Holy Trinity (2006-2008) St. Patrick of Merna & St. Mary’s of Downs (2008-2010)
Sunday at 9:30AM and Tuesday through Friday at 5PM
Father Matt Deptula was at Holy Trinity and historic St. Patrick Church (Spring 2017)
Sunday: 8 & 10:30AM Daily at 7:30AM
Father Antonio Dittmer was at Illinois State University’s Newman Center (2005-2009)
Sunday: 10AM Monday through Thursday & Saturday: 8:30AM Friday: 5:30PM
Father Patrick Fixsen was at Epiphany in Normal (Summer/Fall 2010)
Father Daniel Gifford was at Epiphany in Normal (2012-2014)
Saturday: 4PM Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 12PM Thursday: 5PM
They are shown live as well as archived at
After the fact it is uploaded to:
Also, simply go to their website and scroll down:
Father Glenn Harris was at Holy Trinity (1992-1993), historic St. Patrick (1996-1999) both in Bloomington, St. Patrick's in Ransom (2000-2001).
Mass is daily at approximately 3:30PM.
Mass is seen at:
To find his homilies: soundcloud.com/fr-glenn-h-harris/
Sunday: 9AM and Weekdays: 8:30AM Just click on the link under “Live Streaming Mass stjudechurchpeoria.org or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRlCDt5ac_v80FMbSOFCbBw
Father Geoff Horton was at Holy Family (Lincoln), Atlanta, St. Patrick's-Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas-Mt. Pulaski (2016-2017) and sacramental team for Central Catholic High School in Bloomington (2017-2018). To find his Masses, look under the Holy Trinity/historic St. Patrick heading. He and another priest both cover these Masses. He typically does the evening Masses, the Sunday 12PM, as well as some of the others.
Father Tomas Mack was at Holy Family-Lincoln and St. Mary-Atlanta 1997-1998 and at St. Mary-Pontiac 1998-2001 and again 2005-2012 and St. Joseph in Flanagan 2001-2012
He and his current assistant share weekend Mass Saturday at approx. 5PM at this youtube channel:
Father Greg Nelson was at Holy Trinity in Bloomington (1997-2001). He is one of 3 priests who share daily Mass streaming. For info, scroll to the top to Bloomington St. Mary heading.
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 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) and and sacramental team for Central Catholic High School in Bloomington (2017-2018). See his current parish’s info under Seymour heading. He is one of 3 priests serving there.
Father Peter Pilon was @ St. Stephen-Streator (2004-2010) St. Paul-Odell (about 2006-2010), chaplain @ Central Catholic High School-Bloomington & St. Patrick-Wapella both (2010-2016)
Sunday: 10AM Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 11AM Tuesday & Thursday: 6AM Saturday: 8AM Mass is on Zoom. To view Masses, click on “Join a Meeting.” The meeting ID for all liturgies is 913 805 0856 and the password is 811195. (Please mute your audio.)
Father Luke Spannagel was at St. Patrick-Merna-Bloomington & St. Mary-Downs (2011-2014)
Monday-Saturday: 12:10PM Sunday: 9:45AM
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)
Audio readings and homilies each weekend are at https://soundcloud.com/user-668459904
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):
Sundays at 10AM (and daily at approximately 9AM)
"Father John"-Johndamaseni Zilimu was at Epiphany in Normal 2009-2010 and at St. Boniface-Seymour 2012-2013.
Sunday: 9AM Monday through Saturday: 8AM
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).
Sunday: 10:30AM Monday & Wednesday through Saturday: 8AM
Anyone can play weekend homilies at