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Daily Mass on TV and Online Resources

Mar 20, 2020 4:30:20 PM

As we are called to practice self-isolation and social distancing, and spend more time at home, arrangements have been made for easier access to televised Mass and online Resources for the Catholic community in Canada. Through these challenging times lie opportunities for hope, renewal, and rebirth as we journey through Lent toward Easter.

Let us remember during this time of isolation, not to be isolated, and to be mindful of those in our community who may welcome a friendly phone call, text, email, or visual-call. This is a global phenomenon that brings with it the opportunity to renew our connections with loved ones, family, friends, and acquaintances who may not have anyone to turn to during this time. We have the opportunity to join with the wider Catholic community as a Church in Canada, and through the Catholic media, to pray for healing and grace for the whole world.

As we gather around our television sets and electronic media, may we also be conscious that through our shared experience of watching the same televised Mass or online programming, we are also connected instantaneously as one national and global community. Together then, may we trust in God's divine providence and continue to pray as one loving heart for those in need of comfort and hope.


Televised Mass

Salt + Light TV has made arrangements with cable companies across Canada (Rogers, Bell, Telus, Shaw Direct, Videotron) to make Salt + Light TV available free of charge to all subscribers until May 1, 2020.

Anyone who subscribes to Cable TV will be able to access Salt + Light TV, and therefore to tune in for the Daily TV Mass, and Sunday TV Mass, produced by the National Catholic Broadcasting Council. 
Salt + Light TV is also televising the daily Mass celebrated by Pope Francis from Casa Santa Marta. This airs every day at 9:00 am and will be televised in both English and French.

La Messe du jour, produced and televised by Salt + Light TV from the crypt at Saint Joseph Oratory in Montreal, will now be televised on Sundays through arrangements with the Archdiocese of Montreal, enabling everyone access to the televised Mass in both French and English seven days a week.
The channel number for each cable company that carries Salt + Light TV can be found at
Please note that the Daily TV Mass is also available on other faith-based television networks besides Salt + Light TV, including here on our own websiteThe various networks and Mass times can be found at

Resources for Mass – PDF

During this time, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has given permission to Novalis to post PDF copies of the pages from Living with Christ and Prions en Église for each upcoming Sunday Mass, and for Daily Mass on their website.  You may download the pages for free until March 29, 2020. Thereafter, availability of the pages will be re-assessed, based on the situation at that time.

Please click on the following links for the English and French PDF versions of the Sunday Mass Readings and prayers from Novalis: 

The approved version for Canada of the Scriptural texts for Mass are likewise readily available on the website for the Association épiscopale liturgique pour les pays francophones (AELF) at
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