St. Patrick’s Cathedral holds Good Friday Mass online

St. Patrick’s Cathedral holds Good Friday Mass online

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Church is where so many people in our community come together, especially during holy week and on Good Friday.

At this time, services look different, but the virus could stop the faithful, just like at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

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People normally gather inside for Good Friday Mass, but this year, the service still went on, but worshipers had to watch the service online.

Channel 9 was able to go in and see the powerful service inside the empty cathedral.

Even though there weren’t any worshipers, it was important for the clergy at Saint Patrick’s to keep the service the same as it’s always been.

There was singing, communion and at one point, the bishop and other clergy prostrated themselves in front of the cross.

People who stopped by the cathedral to pray said this Holy Week has given them hope like never before.

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“We just try to think about what Jesus did how he suffered ... and you just think maybe this is one way we are all experiencing this but it’s going to be Easter -- it’s coming -- so it’s going to get better,” said Tracy Borja, observing Good Friday.

A cross will be set up there until 7 p.m for people to go and pray. Saint Patrick’s will also hold Easter services virtually beginning Saturday at dusk.