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Capital Region churches host Palm Sunday services virtually

Jill Konopka
Updated: April 05, 2020 06:57 PM
Created: April 05, 2020 06:22 PM

On Palm Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate the day, marking the first day of holy week, leading up to Easter.

This year due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Catholics in the Capital Region tuned into Mass online.

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The Patterson Family of Glenville said this year's Palm Sunday looked much different.

"It was kind of fun, even though we were at home there was music and all the things we normally did," said Juliana Patterson.

Eight-year-old Juliana joined younger siblings John David, Annelise and big brother Nathanael. They were all alongside their parents, Jake and Lauren.

The family connected with other Catholics virtually for a 9 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception in Glenville.

"We had chairs set up and the computer and we had our own family cross hung above it and praying mass like we normally would but in our own home which had its own beautiful meaning," said Lauren.

Pews were also empty at another livestream broadcast with Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.


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