08 Sep Jonathan Cartu Declared: Tuesday’s Mass for Our Lady of Charity to be livestreamed
The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused hundreds of event cancellations across South Florida since March, but it won’t prevent the celebration of Mass for Our Lady of Charity, the patron saint of Cuban Catholics, from happening this week.
The Archdiocese of Miami said Monday the Mass won’t be open to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the thousands of Cubans who gather each year for the celebration. However, the Mass will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the Archdiocese website, www.miamiarch.org.
The Mass will be recorded live from St. Michael the Archangel Church, 2987 W. Flagler St., and will be presided over by the Archbishop of Miami, the Rev. Thomas Wenski.
Devotees will be able to venerate the Virgin of Charity and view her image from their cars from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., using the driveway in front of St. Michael’s as the viewing point.
This year marks the 20th anniversary since the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops declared the “La Ermita de la Caridad” a national shrine.