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Mass for Shut-ins

Mass for Shut-Ins airs Sunday, 11:30 a.m. AST, on CTV television.
Our season runs from the first Sunday after Thanksgiving through the end of May.

Since its first broadcast in March 1963, this television ministry of our diocese has provided faithful service to its viewers who now tune in from locations across Canada. Many rely on this weekend Mass for their spiritual growth and it allows people to feel included and connected to the Body of Christ, the Church.

Each week, a team of dedicated volunteers with support from parishes and organizations throughout the diocese organize and lead the mass. Some broadcasts are live, others are recorded at the CTV studio in Sydney, NS.

From our Producer, Fr. Patrick O’Neill:
“Mass for Shut-Ins is now the longest-running television show in Canada. Our viewers who cannot attend their local parish can now be in spiritual communion and be fed spiritually. Our Masses begin the 1st Sunday after Thanksgiving and stop with the celebration of the Feast of Pentecost. Come and join us in prayer.”

Click here for our schedule.

Mass for Shut-Ins now available on our YouTube Channel!
Sunday’s show will be uploaded to our Diocese of Antigonish YouTube Channel the Monday (or soon thereafter) after broadcast. To access our YouTube channel, click here or click the red button at the top of the page on our website.

Did you know …   
It costs about $1,600 per
episode to air Mass for Shut-Ins?
Donations to this important ministry are welcomed.
Please send donations to:
Mass for Shut-Ins
c/o Diocesan Pastoral Centre
PO Box 100, Sydney NS B1P 6G9

Or contact Mae Rowe, phone (902-539-6188 or toll-free 1-800-656-5311 extension 222)

NEW! The Diocesan Pastoral Centre Office now offers donations cards to be given as gifts in celebration of birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, promotions, retirements, weddings …..and so on.

Cards are available for purchase at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 200 Churchill Drive, Suite 103 in Membertou, Sydney.

All proceeds will go toward the productions costs of Mass for Shut-Ins.
Receipts will be provided.


Fr Patrick O'Neill To book a mass, contact: Mae Rowe Coordinator of Mass for Shut-Ins (902) 539-6188 ext.222 or toll-free 1-800-656-5311 Email