By Marnie McAllister, Record Editor
The Mass of the Air is welcoming some changes in its ministry — it has a new office location and has switched to digital recording.
Mass of the Air, which records a weekly television production of the Sunday liturgy, reaches the Louisville area, Southern Indiana and central Kentucky nearly to the Tennessee border.
The ministry moved its office last month to the Maloney Center, a building that houses other ministries of the Archdiocese of Louisville. While its phone number will remain the same, it has a new address: 1200 S. Shelby St., Louisville, Ky., 40203.
“The archdiocese offered its space for us here … with much more space,” said Deacon Mark Rougeux, executive director of Mass of the Air. “Since we’re part of the archdiocese, now we can plug into the phone and computer system that’s already in place.
“We work hard to be good stewards of the donations we receive and keep our expenses low,” he said, adding, “All of our funding comes from our viewers.”
The ministry was previously housed at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Neither the ministry’s former location or its new location require a rental fee for the office space, he said.
The ministry has also switched to all-digital recording and viewers should begin to see it broadcast in high definition (HD) — which means it will have a higher quality screen image on HD TVs — when the transition is completed.
It airs on WHAS at 10:30 a.m., WBKI at 9 a.m., WNKY at 10 a.m. CST and The Faith Channel at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Stephanie Miller, the ministry’s administrative assistant has office hours at the Maloney Center on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. She can be reached at the Mass of the Air’s phone number, 893-5120, though it has experienced some disruption with the move.
Mass of the Air can also be reached at the Maloney Center’s main phone number, 636-0296. The ministry’s email address is email@example.com.