Churches within both Dioceses will kick off Holy Week with Palm Sunday services today, KDKA's Chris Hoffman reports.
BRIANA SMITH: It's Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, and last year, the pandemic has impacted services. But local churches are making sure you can still take part in services in-person and online. Let's bring in Chris Hoffman now with the details on how local churches are adjusting. Chris?
CHRIS HOFFMAN: Briana, today kicks off a week of services in the diocese of Greensburg and Pittsburgh. Now, in Pittsburgh, Bishop David Zubik will preside over some of those masses inside St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. Masses started last night and are continuing this morning, with some happening right now. If you're planning on attending any of the services, Zubik says churches can have up to 75% capacity. So keep that in mind if you're going.
Also, masks will be required and parishioners must stay 6 feet apart. But if you can't attend in person, don't worry. The services will be live streamed-on the diocese's website. This goes for all of this week's services, except Holy Thursday, which will be closed to the public and only streamed online.
And over in the Greensboro diocese, services will be streamed live from Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Today's service begins at 11:00, and if you don't feel safe attending in public, or if the church reaches capacity, you can watch it on the diocese website, Facebook, and YouTube pages. And like Pittsburgh, masks and social distancing will be enforced.
Now, looking ahead to next week with Easter, the Diocese of Greensboro will be televising its Easter service. You can catch it on the Pittsburgh CW. Have details on our website and app. Live in Oakland, Chris Hoffman, KDKA News.