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Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson Announces Holy Week Schedule For Online Mass

Bishop Edward Weisenburger of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson

Due to the health protection protocols put into place because of COVID-19, there will be no public Holy Week services in Catholic churches throughout the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties.

Diocesan officials announced services will be livestreamed on Bishop Edward Weisenburger’s Facebook page at

Services include this weekend’s Passion or “Palm” Sunday at 10 a.m. and a Good Friday Liturgy on April 10 at 3 p.m.

Easter Sunday on April 12 will offer a 9 a.m. Mass in English. A bilingual Easter Sunday Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Gilbert Malu, the Rector of St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson, presiding.

Parishioners also are encouraged to check with their local church in Yuma, Somerton, San Luis, Wellton or Parker to determine what online services will be available to them from their proper parish during Holy Week.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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