DECEMBER 24, 2012- St. Peter Cathedral in downtown
This will be the first Christmas mass celebrated by newly installed Bishop Lawrence Persico, and officials are thrilled.
"He looked it all over... He's excited... He's pumped... It's a thrill for him, but we'll miss Trautman as he's been here for years," says Msgr William Biebel.
Volunteers have been working for weeks to get St. Peter Cathedral ready for this occasion and Msgr William Biebel says seeing everyone together is rewarding....
"We invite them all here. Wonderful opportunity for us to come together...." says Msgr Biebel.
Cameras are setup at every angle of the cathedral as this year; mass will be airing on
"This year we are going to stream mass on our website via
YourErie.com, anyone can take it in and I think it's a real plus," says
"It's a great blessing that it's online. People no matter where they are and they will be in our prayers tonight," says Msgr Biebel.
Jet 24 Action News has been showing the mass for 18 years... and general manager Tim Dunst says the community's gratitude has been overwhelming...
"We get note cards from people saying thanks... I wasn't able to get out and I really enjoyed taking mass in, so nice partnership..."
If you miss out on mass, you can check out Christmas Day Mass at St. Peter Cathedral at ... ,.... And
Msgr Biebel says is most crowded so get there early.