Chicago's "Parish of the Airwaves" -Sunday Mass at Mercy Home—Moving to WGN

December 6, 2012

Sunday Mass LogoCHICAGO—The Sunday Mass at Mercy Home is moving to WGN television, Channel 9 this January. The popular televised Catholic Mass can be seen on WGN every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. beginning on January 6. Viewers should consult local TV listings for cable channel.

Sunday Mass at Mercy Home is the most popular televised Catholic Mass in the Chicago area, with 60,000 faithful viewers tuning in every Sunday morning to share in the Eucharist. December 30 will be the last episode of the Mass on its current broadcast station, WCIU Channel 26.

Sunday Mass at Mercy Home, which is filmed in front of a live congregation at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in its on-site chapel, is a source of spiritual nourishment for those who are unable to leave their homes to attend Mass because of age or ailment. It is supported by faithful donors who help Mercy Home bring the liturgy to homebound, ailing, and elderly Catholics.

I am so grateful to those who continue to help us bring comfort and peace each Sunday to so many of their brothers and sisters in Christ” said Rev. L. Scott Donahue, who is Mercy Home’s president and the principle celebrant of the televisedMass.”I pray that our viewers will continue to join us in the celebration of the Mass on WGN and that many more will take this opportunity to become part of our ‘Parish of the Airwaves.’”

In addition to the weekly broadcast Mass celebrated by Fr. Donahue and other Chicago Archdiocesan priests, Sunday Mass at Mercy Homefeatures Easter and Christmas Masses celebrated by Francis Cardinal George.


About Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

Now celebrating its 125th anniversary and led by the Rev. L. Scott Donahue, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been a solution for kids in crisis since 1887. Through its residential, aftercare, and mentoring programs Mercy Home offers a safe home, emotional healing, education, and life-changing opportunities for more than 600 young people every year. It gives children who have suffered abuse, neglect, poverty and even abandonment the therapeutic, academic and vocational support they need to heal from the traumas of their pasts, and build success for their futures. Mercy Home is 99.7% privately funded and operates at two locations in Chicago–a home for boys at 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. and a home for girls at11600 S. Longwood Dr.