The televised Sunday Mass broadcast on WCAX-TV will now be broadcast a half hour earlier.

Beginning May 29, viewers can watch Mass at 5:30 a.m.

“While we have no control over the time the Mass airs, we are grateful WCAX offers this free service to Vermont Catholics who cannot attend Sunday Mass,” said Ellen Kane, executive director of the Office of Development and Communication for the Diocese of Burlington, noting that the time change is due to children’s programming.

For decades, the Mass has been broadcast into the homes of Vermont Catholics who are not able to attend Mass in person and do not have access to steaming Masses.

“Through the years, so many Catholics have benefitted from having access to the WCAX Sunday Masses,” Kane said. “We encourage everyone who cannot get to church to tune in this Sunday at 5:30 a.m. and remain connected to the Diocese of Burlington.

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.