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Tune in to the Pope’s Easter Mass, This Sunday on Citytv and OMNI Television in English and Italian

This weekend, thousands of Canadians will be celebrating Easter at home as churches cancel masses to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As people find new ways to participate in Sunday mass during this time, Citytv and OMNI Television will broadcast Pope Francis’s Easter Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, April 12 at 10 a.m. in English and Italian, respectively.

Beginning Good Friday through to Sunday, OMNI will also air in Italian the Holy Week celebrations led by the Pope from St. Peter’s Basilica. In response to the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pope held Holy Week services without the public for the first time and will continue to do so for the Easter events.

Good Friday, April 10:

The Way of the Cross will air in Italian on OMNI.1, OMNI East, OMNI BC, OMNI Pacific, OMNI Edmonton, OMNI Calgary and OMNI Prairies from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET/PT/MT.

Saturday, April 11:

Easter Vigil Mass will air in Italian on OMNI.1, OMNI East, OMNI BC, OMNI Pacific, OMNI Edmonton, OMNI Calgary and OMNI Prairies from 8 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. ET/PT/MT.

Easter Sunday, April 12 :

Easter Sunday Mass with the Pope’s message and blessing will air in Italian on OMNI.1, OMNI East, OMNI BC, OMNI Pacific, OMNI Edmonton, OMNI Calgary and OMNI Prairies from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET/PT/MT. The mass will also broadcast on Citytv (all markets except Saskatchewan) in English from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. local time.


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