FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2020
NET-TV EXPANDS LIVE SCHEDULE TO INCLUDE NIGERIAN MASS IN IGBO
CATHOLIC MASSES WILL NOW BROADCAST LIVE IN EIGHT LANGUAGES STARTING SUNDAY
DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, today has announced the broadcast schedule of live Masses will be expanded to include Mass in Igbo, one of the main languages of Nigeria. The Igbo language Mass can be seen live each Sunday at 4:00 PM on NET-TV, beginning this Sunday, May 10, 2020. The weekday Igbo Masses will be aired live at 11:30 AM.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NET-TV has served as the main link to the Word of God for the faithful of the Diocese, offering Masses in English, Italian, Spanish, Creole, Korean, Polish, and Mandarin. All Masses broadcast from the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph located in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.
“There are moments in our life that make us pause and ask questions on what life is all about and our real mission on Earth. These moments make us rediscover our inabilities and the importance of leaning on that which is beyond time and space. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is one of those moments. Thanks to NET-TV and their staff for their efforts to bring about the live telecast of the Igbo Mass. It has rejuvenated our people and will help us build on our divine connections and join in greater solidarity,” said Father Cosmas Nzeabalu, Coordinator of the Nigerian Ministry for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
“DeSales Media remains committed to bringing the celebration of the Eucharist into the homes of the faithful during these uncertain times. That is why we have further enhanced our schedule so that the Nigerian (Igbo) Catholic community may hear the Word of God in their native tongue. We continue to pray for those who have fallen ill and who have perished from the Coronavirus, and for the brave doctors, nurses, law enforcement personnel, and caregivers on the front lines,” said Reverend Monsignor Kieran E. Harrington, President & Chairman of DeSales Media Group and Vicar of Communications.
NET-TV can be seen in the New York City area on Spectrum-channel 97, Optimum-channel 30, and FIOS by Verizon-channel 48. The Mass will also be streamed on our website at www.netny.tv/masses and on NET-TV’s Facebook page.
A graphic of the complete broadcast schedule is attached.