CTV: Catholic Television broadcasts 24 hours a day and is carried on 7 cable systems covering most of the Diocese of Scranton, approximately 250,000 households.
Holy Week/Easter Services Schedule
CTV: Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton, will broadcast the following Holy Week and Easter services from the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton, celebrated by the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton.
Palm Sunday Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 4, live at 4:00 pm.
Encore on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (1 hr)
Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. (1 hr)
Good Friday Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, April 10 at 12:10 p.m. (1hr)
Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday, April 11, live at 8 p.m. (1hr)
Easter Sunday Mass, April 12, live at 10:00 a.m.; encore at 5:30 p.m. (1 hr)
CTV will also carry EWTN’s coverage of the following Holy Week services from Rome and Washington, D.C.:
SOLEMN MASS OF PALM SUNDAY FROM ROME with Pope Francis,
April 5, live at 4:00 a.m., followed by the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square; encore at 7 p.m.
CHRISM MASS IN ROME with Pope Francis,
Thursday, April 9, live at 3:30 a.m.; encore at 8:00 a.m. (2 hr)
NEW! SOLEMN MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER FROM ROME
Thursday, April 9, 11:00 am.
Presided over by Pope Francis from the Velletri Correctional Facility in Rome.
NEW! PRAYING WITH JESUS IN THE GARDEN OF OLIVES
Thursday, April 9, 2:00 pm.
A Holy Hour with the Franciscan Custodians of the Holy Land. From the Basilica of the Agony at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, Israel. (90 minutes)
NEW! MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Thursday, April 9, 10:30 pm
Live from Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, and celebrated by the Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann. (90 minutes)
CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION FROM ROME
His Holiness presides over the Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, from Vatican City.
Saturday April 11, 12:00 a.m. (2hr/30m)
LITURGY OF THE LORD’S PASSION
Celebration of the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion from the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Friday, April 10, 2:30 p.m., live. (2hr/30m)
THE WAY OF THE CROSS FROM ROME
Pope Francis presides over the Stations of the Cross, from the Coliseum in Rome.
Friday, April 10, 8:00 p.m.
Encore on Saturday, April 11, 5:30 a.m. (1hr/30m)
EASTER VIGIL MASS FROM ROME with Pope Francis,
Saturday, April 11, live at 2:30 p.m.encore on Sunday, April 12, at 12 a.m.
NEW! EASTER VIGIL MASS
Saturday, April 11, live at 11:00 p.m.
Live from Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, and celebrated by the Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann. (60 minutes)
Encore Sunday, April 12 at 12:00 AM
SOLEMN MASS OF EASTER FROM ROME with Pope Francis,
Sunday, April 12, live at 4:00 a.m.;
Encore, Sunday, April 12 at 7 p.m. (2 hr)
EASTER SUNDAY MASS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.
Live on April 12 at 12:00 p.m. from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (1hr/30m)
‘URBI ET ORBI’ — EASTER MESSAGE AND BLESSING
From St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis gives the traditional Easter message and blessing, Urbi et Orbi, to the city of Rome and to the world,
Sunday, April 12, live at 6:00 a.m.; encore at 9:00 p.m.; (30 min)
Holy Week Services in Spanish
Holy Week Services in Spanish will be celebrated by Rev. Jaime Perez Restrepo, assistant pastor at St. Matthew’s Parish in East Stroudsburg. Links for these services will be posted on the Diocesan website and social media platforms. The schedule for these services is:
Palm Sunday, 10:30 am
Monday, 12 Noon
Tuesday, 12 Noon
Wednesday, 12 Noon
Thursday, 6:00 pm
Friday, 6:00 pm (Liturgy of the Word); Way of the Cross, 7:00 pm
Easter Vigil, 8:00 pm
Join with Bishop Bambera and Catholics around the world as we pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary in Response to COVID-19 during this broadcast on Catholic Television.
Despite the suspension of public Masses, a private Mass will be celebrated daily in the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton, and made available on CTV: Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton.
On weekdays, the Mass will be broadcast at 12:10 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
On weekends, the Saturday Vigil Mass will be broadcast at 4:00 p.m. and rebroadcast on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.
The Masses will also be streamed on the Diocese of Scranton’s website, made available on the Diocese of Scranton’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and will be accessible on the Diocese of Scranton’s YouTube channel.
CTV can be found at:
- Comcast, Scranton/Dallas/Dunmore (channel 12);
- Service Electric Cable TV, Wilkes-Barre (channel 18);
- Service Electric Cablevision, Hazleton (channel 97);
- Metrocast Cable, Berwick (channel 20);
- Adams Cable Service, Carbondale (channel 16);
- Comcast, Williamsport (channel 16).
CTV broadcasts the Live Daily Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Peter Monday through Friday, allowing many people who can’t get to church to participate in the liturgy. We also air a Sunday Mass. We produce “Our Faith, Our Diocese,” a monthly program that includes interviews, coverage of diocesan events and ministries, previews of upcoming activities, catechesis on the faith, and other segments. Other programming from EWTN, including events from the Vatican, airs on CTV.