During Holy Week, tens of thousands of people watched Masses on Channel 44 and YouTube.
The Easter Triduum got under way with Holy Thursday Mass celebrated by Fr Philip Marshall, viewed on YouTube by 11,000 people, and ended with the Easter Sunday Mass celebrated by Fr Anthoni Adimai, also viewed by thousands online and many more on Channel 44.
Kristen Hamill, acting general manager of the community television station, said while it was difficult to measure the size of the audience, anecdotal feedback indicated there was very strong interest from the Catholic community.
She said a number of nursing homes and church groups, as well as individuals, had contacted the station about the timing of the services.
Fr Marshall said while it was strange celebrating Mass in a near-empty Cathedral, he felt “very connected” to the faithful throughout the services.
Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ, celebrated Easter Masses and services in St Mark’s Cathedral, Port Pirie, which were also live streamed. He is filming Mass every day for viewing online at www.pp.catholic.org.au
The Archbishop-designate of Adelaide, Bishop Patrick O’Regan, sent his greetings to the archdiocese via an Easter video message.
To watch daily Mass at midday and Sunday Mass at 10am visit www.adelaide.catholic.org.au
Many parishes have also been connecting with their communities for worship and communication through Zoom, Facebook and YouTube, as well as calling people by phone and dropping parish bulletins into letter boxes.
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