Thursday, 15 April 2010 13:10
The 8 a.m. Sunday Mass at the Church of the Magdalen in Wichita is now being broadcast live on 1480 KQAM.
Greg Steckline, president of Mid-America Ag Network, Inc., said he added the Sunday morning Mass to the lineup because it fit the station’s talk format and because he believes it is needed.
“I can’t remember that I’ve ever heard a Sunday morning Mass on any Wichita radio station,” Steckline said last week. “And my parents are at an age where at times of the year they can’t get out to Mass.”
Steckline, a member of St. Anthony Parish, Garden Plain, said the radio broadcast of the Mass is not, of course, a substitute for the Sunday Mass obligation, but he believes it’s important that those who are homebound hear the message.
Father Pat York, pastor of the Church of the Magdalen, said last week that the church had broadcast its second Mass and that they were now up to speed.
“We just turn on the P.A. (public address system) and they automatically connect,” he said.
“It’s exciting because it’s a way to evangelize to the people of the parish and those who are homebound and can’t get out to Mass. They just flip on the radio and listen.”
Father York said it was a way for the parish to be stewards to the Wichita listening area.
“The musicians are excited and it’s stretching them to be a little bit more creative,” Father added.
“It will also give people of the area an alternative – different priests and sermons,” he said. “But it does not fulfill the obligation for those capable of going to Mass.”
Want to listen to Wichita Sunday morning Mass?
Mass is now being broadcast live at 8 a.m. on 1480 AM from the Church of the Magdalen. It is also streamed on the internet at www. kqamradio.com.