Palm Sunday Mass to be live-streamed from Sacred Heart Cathedral

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is encouraging people to jump online as Bishop Bill celebrates Mass on Palm Sunday.

Last weekend’s Mass attracted more than 2000 live views and is estimated to have been watched by approximately 4000 people. While 92% of the online audience was viewing the Mass from NSW, it also attracted an international audience with people from five different countries logging in.

The transition online ushers in a “new normal” for worship in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle after the coronavirus forced the closure of all churches for the first time since Spanish influenza struck a century ago.

Mass will be live-streamed from Sacred Heart Cathedral at 9.30 am this Sunday, and every Sunday, while COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Visit

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