Sunday Mass at Mercy Home

Sunday mornings, 9:30 a.m.
WGN, Channel 9, Chicago

Welcome to the Parish of the Airwaves

Launched in 1992 at the request of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, 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 the Eucharist.

Sunday Mass at Mercy Home, which is filmed right here at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in the Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, is a source of spiritual nourishment for those who are unable to leave their homes because of age or ailment to attend Mass. 

Please join our “parish of the airwaves” on Sunday mornings.  If you know someone who is homebound and could benefit from learning about this great ministry, please invite them to join us every Sunday morning on WGN, Channel 9 at 9:30 a.m. We are always delighted to celebrate the Eucharist with new friends! 

Thank you again for your support of Sunday Mass at Mercy Home…we simply could not provide this spiritual aid for our parishioners without your help and unwavering generosity.  Please know that your gracious support is a tremendous source of comfort to our homebound, ailing, and elderly parishioners.

Click on the links below for more information about how you can participate in Sunday Mass at Mercy Home.

Receive the Mass Guide

Attend a Taping



Principal celebrants of the Sunday Mass at Mercy Home are: 

  • Rev. L. Scott Donahue, President/CEO of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and resident priest of Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish in Chicago, IL
  • Rev. Gregory Sakowicz, Pastor of Saint Mary of the Woods Parish in Chicago, IL
  • Rev. Tom Baldonieri, Pastor of Saint James Church in Highwood, IL
  • Rev. Carl Morello, Saint Giles Parish in Oak Park, IL

Please know that Sunday Mass at Mercy Home has found a new home on the airwaves. The Mass will air each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., beginning on January 6, on WGN-TV, Channel 9. We pray you’ll continue to join with our Sunday Mass family each week.

Call Mercy Line for more information 1-877-637-2955

WGN-TV Chicago Channel Positions
Note: *This is WGN Local – NOT the National Superstation*

WGN 9.1 CW Chicago (

  • Cable Channel: 9
  • DIRECTV Channel: 9 or 964
  • DISH Network Channel: 9 or 8494

WGN HD 9.1 CW Chicago (

  • Digital Multicast Channel: 9.1
  • AT&T U-verse Channel: 1009
  • Charter Channel: 617
  • Comcast Channel: 192
  • DIRECTV HD Channel: 9
  • DISH Network HD Channel: 9 or 6316
  • Mediacom Channel: 725
  • RCN Channel: 609
  • WOW! Channel: 206