On June 26th, the liturgical feast day of the founder of Opus Dei is celebrated in many churches around the world. This year, due to the health emergency many faithful will not be able to attend Mass, also because some churches will only allow a limited number of participants.
Given the circumstances, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz will celebrate Mass in the Prelatic Church of Our Lady of Peace, where Saint Josemaria is buried. The Mass will be broadcast live on this website, as well as from Opus Dei channels on YouTube and Facebook. Additionally, from 10.30 to 11.30 in the morning (Rome time), a live webcam will be placed in the church of Our Lady of Peace so that people can pray by the tomb of Saint Josemaria.
Webcam: Pray by Saint Josemaria's Tomb at 10:30 am (Rome time)
From 10:30 to 11:30 am, a webcam located in the prelatic church of Our Lady of Peace will offer live streaming of the tomb of St. Josemaria. You can connect from this website or from the official channels on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.
The broadcast will conclude at 11:30. This schedule would allow people from Eastern time zones, like Asia and Oceania, to join in the celebration of Saint Josemaria's feast day.
Mass with the Prelate at 7:00 pm (Rome time)
In the afternoon, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz will celebrate Mass in the Prelatic Church of Our Lady of Peace, where Saint Josemaria is buried. A small group of faithful will participate in the celebration. The Eucharistic Sacrifice will be offered for the faithful of the Work, relatives and friends who have died as a result of the coronavirus.
The Mass will be in Italian, although Latin will be used for the canon. The readings and prayers of the faithful will be done in various languages. The homily will be in Spanish, but it will be available for download from this website shortly before the start of the celebration in English, French, Portuguese and Italian.
Holy Mass will begin at 7:00 pm (Rome time). This schedule will allow those in America, Africa and Europe – where many people are still living in confinement – to take part. Those who cannot do so live (for example, people in Asia or Oceania) will find a recording of the Mass on the YouTube channel the following day.