Air time changes for Basilica’s televised Mass

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Beginning this Sunday (Sept. 3), the televised Mass at Notre Dames Basilica of the Sacred Heart will air Sundays at 8 a.m. EDT/EST on the Hallmark Channel.

Since Hallmark began its Notre Dame Mass programming five years ago, the 10 a.m. Sunday Basilica Mass has been aired live on the channel.Because of the change in schedule, the 8 a.m. broadcast now will most often be taped during the Basilicas 5 p.m. Saturday vigil Mass.On the weekends of home football games, the Basilicas8 a.m. Sunday Mass will be aired live.

Notre Dames Womens Liturgical Choir, directed by Andrew McShane, provides sacred music for the 5 p.m. Saturday vigil Mass, and the Basilica Schola, directed by Gail Walton, provides sacred music for the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass.Elaborate technical efforts are made to capture the choral voices as they are heard by worshippers inside the Basilica, and six discreetly placed robotic cameras attempt to capture the visual experience.Every effort is made to minimize disruption and to safeguard the solemnity of the liturgy.

Contact:Daniel E. Skendzel, director of administrative services, at 574-631-6661or " " or visit the Basilica Web site at " ":

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