Livestream Project Update
A number of parishioners have inquired as to the status of the procurement and installation of the livestream equipment, and it is wonderful to report that because of the generosity of so many of our parishioners and organizations, the monies needed for that project are in place. Thank you all so very much!
Pending the “green light” from the Archdiocese, the project will move forward with contracting and ordering of the equipment. The pandemic has affected the manufacturing of the types of equipment needed in a couple of ways: there is increased demand and there is a lack of “speculative” manufacturing, which is causing the equipment to be manufactured only when ordered. So, the bottom line is that we will not see the equipment installed immediately, but hopefully within the next couple of months. This gives us time to work with our new arrangements in the Sanctuary concerning the relocation of the Music Ministry and the Altar, making sure that sound connections, camera placement, and lighting installation is done correctly the first time.
The online Mass is being recorded at a separate time from the regularly scheduled “in-person” service because of the temporary equipment and the challenges and distractions that accompanies that set-up.
Again, thank you for your support, your enthusiasm, and your generosity regarding bringing the Mass to those who are unable to attend in person. We are continuing to receive positive feedback from those who rely on this transmission of the Mass, and we continue to work toward making it as good as we possibly can.
We have added more volunteers to our Livestream Team, and they are being trained in the various elements of sound, lighting, and camera work. A big “thank you” to these folks who responded to the invitation to become involved. If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact Dorothy at DorothyMY@aol.com for more information.