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Happy Easter season! After the penitential weeks of Lent, it’s time to celebrate. When you join Heart of the Nation for Sunday Mass, the Gospel readings in April will recount for you the surprising reactions as people encountered the Risen Lord. Jesus waited to see how long it would take a couple of travelers on the road to Emmaus to recognize Him. His closest friends thought He was a ghost. (Surely, Jesus understood. He had come into a locked room without using the door, after all.) Thomas wasn’t there and later had to see for himself befo

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Good Friday, a day of fast and abstinence, falls on March 30 this year. Easter is on April 1. Join Archbishop Jerome Listecki for Holy Mass on Easter, rejoicing with hope in the Risen Lord!

Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This penitential time leads to Easter rejoicing! Prayer offers the opportunity to draw closer to the Lord while humbly recognizing human dependence on God in all that we do. Positive observances, such as a Lenten resolution to read and reflect on the daily Scripture readings, also pursue the Lenten goal of d

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Repent and believe! Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, a day of fast and abstinence. Health permitting, the obligation to fast applies to the faithful from midnight at the end of a person’s 18th birthday through midnight at the end of the 59th birthday. Three meals are allowed, but two small meals together should be less than the full one. Abstinence applies from midnight at the end of the 14th birthday, with no upper age limit. Catholics abstain from meat and poultry on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays of Lent, with the un

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TV Mass is moving from ION to WGN America cable and satellite channels, beginning on Sunday, January 7.  Heart of the Nation welcomes you to join us at 6:30 a.m. (ET & PT) and 5:30 a.m. (CT). Please check your TV listing guide for your WGN cable channel number. On satellite TV, tune in WGN on DirecTV channel 307, Dish channel 239, and Verizon FiOS channel 68/568 HD.

Heart of the Nation welcomes viewers to our newest local broadcasts of the Sunday Mass:

Beginning Dec. 31

Des Moines / Ames, IA
KCWI channel 23 (CW)
8:00 a.m.

Beginning Jan. 7

Boston, MA
WSBK channel 38 (My38)
7:00 a.m.

Buffalo, NY
WNYO channel 49 (MyTV)
8:30 a.m.

Colorado Springs, CO
KXTU channel 57 (CW)
Simulcast on KXRM channel 21.2 (CW)
7:00 a.m.

Greenville / New Bern / Washington, NC
WYDO channel 14 (Fox)
7:00 a.m.

Kansas City, MO
KMCI ch. 38 (The Spot)
6:30 a.m.

Lansing, MI
WLAJ channel 53.2 (CW5)
7:30 a.m.

Nashville, TN
WNAB channel 58 (

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Heart of the Nation continues to add local broadcasts of the Sunday TV Mass across the country. Here are the newest local broadcasts:

Albany, NY
WNYA ch. 51 (My4) at 9:00 a.m.
Beginning ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­12/31/17

Austin, TX
KNVA ch. 54 (CW) at 8:30 a.m.
Beginning 12/24/17

Cedar Rapids, IA
KWWL ch. 7.2 (CW) at 9:00 a.m.
Beginning 12/31/17

Grand Rapids / Kalamazoo / Battle Creek, MI
WOTV ch. 41 (ABC) at 7:30 a.m.
Beginning 12/17/17

Honolulu, HI
KWHE ch. 14 (LeSEA) at 7:30 a.m.
Beginning 11/12/17

Knoxville, TN
WKNX ch. 7 (The KNOX)

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The TV Mass is moving from ION to WGN America, starting January 1. Mass times will stay the same. Channel numbers will change to WGN stations. The change only affects viewers of the Mass on ION.


Harrisburg, PA
WHP-TV (CBS) ch. 21 at 7:30 a.m.
WGCB ch. 49 (Cozi) at 9:00 a.m.

Honolulu, HI
KWHE (LeSEA) ch. 14 at 7:30 a.m.

Indianapolis, IN
WHMB (LeSEA) ch. 40 at 9:30 a.m.

Memphis, TN
WTWV ch. 23 (Christian) at 10:30 a.m.

Pittsburgh, PA
WPGH (Fox) ch. 53 at 7:00 a.m.

Sacramento, CA
KQCA ch. 58 (My58) at 6:30 a.m.

Saint Louis

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