Coronado parish streams live Masses via the Internet four times every weekend

A parish in Coronado is using the latest technology to stream weekend Masses live via the Internet to people who can’t make it to church, the San Diego diocesan newspaper the Southern Cross reports.

Sacred Heart Parish in Coronado began streaming the Masses and “special events such as first Communions and confirmations” in November, the diocesan newspaper reported. 

“Though it does not satisfy the obligation to participate in Mass on Sunday, it does offer those who are homebound, for illness or other reasons, the opportunity to be a part of our faith community and the Local Church,” Fr. Michael Murphy, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, was quoted as saying by the Southern Cross.

Given its location, Sacred Heart also has “many parishioners serving in the military around the world who are now able to stay in touch with the parish while their families await their safe return,” according to the diocesan newspaper.

“The Internet outreach also gives extended family members of parishioners the chance to see grandchildren, nieces and nephews participate in special celebrations like the parish school’s annual Christmas pageant,” the Southern Cross reported.

“Since my health problems began,” longtime Sacred Heart parishioner Grace Volkman told the newspaper, “I’ve been fortunate on Sundays to have a Eucharistic minister bring Holy Communion. Now, however, Sundays feel more like Sundays. I’m able to participate in the Mass, hear the readings and homily, and have the Eucharist, too. It gets my week off to a great start.”

Masses at Sacred Heart are streamed live at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sundays. To view a Mass at one of the designated times, Click Here.



Posted Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:25 AM By Robert Bushlow
This is wonderful for those who are homebound or otherwise get out to mass. The mass is also available via EWTN on television and on the internet at ewtn dot com.

Posted Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:36 AM By PNP, OP
We live stream our daily AND weekend Masses here at St. Dominic, New Orleans: Fr. Philip Neri, OP

Posted Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:42 PM By JLS
For livestreamed Masses in Latin, might be helpful to provide a sidebar of the liturgy in English and other languages which can be selected … or captions in the various languages.

Posted Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:03 PM By Maryanne Leonard
Wonderful, simply wonderful. I’ve dreamed of this day for a long time. Watching daily Mass on EWTN is great, but most of us would rather watch Masses broadcast from our local parish, of course. I’ve often thought that the ill and elderly must miss going to Mass terribly toward the ends of their lives and might even enjoy seeing Mass broadcast daily as well as having the Eucharist brought to them as much as possible. Even broadcasting meetings of their church groups would be a delight for those who miss their friends terribly as they must deal with their sufferings while very likely having all their mental faculties intact. It might also be helpful to folks who are considering conversion but are not quite ready to present themselves at a Catholic church to begin to “test the waters.” They might wish to learn more about the faith and see what it is like to attend Mass without being ready to begin telling their friends and families why they are not going to be at their regular services on some future Sundays. It’s a wonderful idea for so many reasons. I wonder if local community cable television stations would permit broadcasts from a Church? They are always urging community members to come up with programming of interest to locals.