No Mass this weekend? Apps have you covered!

Spending more time at home these days due to public health concerns? Use the many quality resources out there for your mobile devices to access live and on-demand Celebration of Mass and to access great Catholic programming: podcasts, audio recordings, television programs and faith-based movies.


Catholic Livestream and On-Demand Video Apps

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EWTN Radio or TV Live or Video on Demand (free) Apple | Android | Kindle Fire :

Download the free EWTN app and carry largest the religious media network in the world with you wherever you go. EWTN transmits programming 2 hours a day from its home base in the United States. You can enjoy EWTN Live Streams (TV & Radio), many of the popular TV and Radio shows, live and on demand Mass, prayers and devotionals, and keep up on the latest Catholic news.
For example, to access the daily Mass simply open the home screen and choose “on Demand” button. This takes you to the “Daily Mass” menu (pictured)

BONUS! Free RSV-CE Bible text and Book of Mark audio included with your download of the EWTN app.

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CatholicTV (Free)  Apple | Android  Watch the daily Mass, the Holy Rosary, a unique reflection for each day and keep abreast of what’s going on at America’s Catholic Television Network. CatholicTV provides inspiring/entertaining programming, faithful to the teaching of the Church. Check out ways to watch CatholicTV online.
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If you have My Parish App (Free) Apple | Android , Catholic TV is a resource provided on that app.

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iMass ($1.99) for Apple | AndroidExtraordinary Form of the Roman Catholic Mass in Latin (1962 missal). Many simply call this the “Traditional Latin Mass.” Offered through this app is a daily televised Mass. Brought to you by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, this app is supremely easy to use. It provides a complete missal– the text of the Mass of the day according to the 1962 Missal (Latin on left side and English on right side in landscape format)–so you can use it for participation at Mass.Outside of an actual church setting, you can watch Mass live or on demand celebrated in the Extraordinary Form courtesy of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter at Christ the King Catholic Church in Sarasota, Florida, USA and other cities around the world. More info. is at the iMass web site. As they appropriately warn, “This app does not serve to fulfill the Sunday Obligation of going to church and assisting at Mass, however it is an optimal way to unite yourself to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at any time of the day or night.” When watching the video version you can use a split screen for the text of the missal.  If you do not have a suitable mobile device, you can watch recordings of the Mass on your computer at this web site AND get the day’s missal.

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img_0910-1A consolidation of Vatican media has swallowed several old Vatican media outlets (including Vatican Radio) into a new “network hub of Vatican communications” called Vatican News (Free) Apple | Android. If you have old Vatican news apps installed, some may change automatically to the re-branded app (as with Pope App) or just will cease to operate. In that case, download this app.Want to watch video of Pope Francis’ daily Mass? It’s found here. [in Italian]
As the name suggests, this re-branded Vatican News app provides newsy up-to-date (even live!) content connecting you with all things dealing with not just the Pope, but the Vatican, the universal Church and (Catholic) World news in those four categories.  This app was developed by the Vatican’s relatively new Secretariat for Communication as the official network hub based on its web site. So, its content encompasses the entire Holy See and anything concerning the universal Church that would be of interest to the masses. Content includes news reports, video reports, video of events in their entirety (some of it live), the three dependable elements of the pope’s schedule (Angelus, General Audience and Santa Maria daily Mass homily) and more. The app also offers daily readings, Saint of the Day, Vatican News Radio (old Vatican Radio) programming on 11 channels. The radio news reports are offered in text and audio.

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Your parish or diocese may offer livestream Mass you can access through their website or even Facebook. Here’s an example of a website link to access live and on-demand Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with Cardinal Dolan.


Catholic Radio

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iCatholicRadio (Free)  Apple Android– a Catholic Radio service of Holy Family Communications, a not for profit organization. 24/7 access to solid Catholic teaching, live call-in shows, talk shows, devotionals, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. They bill themselves as the #1 Catholic Radio app in the world. From developer: Now with listeners in over 140+ countries. Tune in and witness the treasures of the Catholic faith. Learn about Scripture, pray along with devotionals and the Mass, delve into Church history and get answers from the top Catholic Apologists on how to intelligently answer questions about our Catholic faith.

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Choose between two international streams:
iCatholicRadio – English
iCatolicoRadio – Spanish

And seven local affiliate stations:

  • WLOF – Buffalo, NY affiliate
  • WQOM – Boston, MA affiliate
  • WHIC – Rochester, NY affiliate
  • WTMI – Syracuse, NY affiliate
  • WMTQ – Elmira/Corning, NY affiliate
  • WMIH – Erie, PA/NE Ohio
  • WQHE – Oil City, PA

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CatholicOne-LaudateLaudate (Free) Apple and Android app includes a Catholic Media section which launches iCatholicRadio

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Relevant-Radio-appRelevant Radio (Free) Apple | Android | Kindle Fire (1st generation and up)- Relevant Radio provides calm, clear and charitable discussion of matters of our Catholic faith broadcast on dozens of stations across the United States. Producers characterize the station as “Talk Radio for Catholic life. ” With this app, you can access their broadcasts on live stream. Plus…broadcast shows are available on demand via podcast which they archive for the period of one month.

As an additional feature, Relevant Radio serves up audio recordings of various prayers which add considerable value to the app on your mobile device: Rosary (all mysteries with or without music); Chaplet of Divine Mercy; the Memorare; Angelus and Regina Coeli; Prayers to St. Joseph. A separate tab allows you to send in your prayer requests which producers say are prayed for individually in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Daily Mass readings are also available in text format only.

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Finally…

sirusxmLOGO    The Catholic Channel of Sirius XM (Channel 129)

 

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Author:Jennifer Kane

Content Evangelist, Jennifer Kane, is a secular Carmelite (OCDS), wife, mother, grandmother who worked for more than 30 years in marketing/communications which included 20 years in radio broadcasting including news director. She holds degrees in Journalism/Communication (BA) and English (MA) from St. Bonaventure University. In 2016 she authored the Vatican application for minor basilica status for The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, New York. Pope Francis granted that title in 2017. Research on the basilica formed the basis of her history book, A Place Set Apart. She previously authored the book, A Worthy and Capable Clergyman, the second part of the history book in a slightly different format. She is founder and editor of the website, CatholicAPPtitude.org, the #1 English language website cataloging/reviewing Catholic apps for mobile devices.

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One Comment on “No Mass this weekend? Apps have you covered!”

  1. Katherine Osburn-Day
    March 15, 2020 at 6:20 pm #

    Fabulous resources! Got any ideas for confession?

    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, an AT&T 5G smartphone Get Outlook for Android

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