At the start of the Covid 19 lockdown, many people felt cut off from their communnity. Churches were closed. People lost their connection to their spiritual life just at a time when it was most needed.
Since the beginning of the pandemic St Helena Church, Bronx has been reaching out offering spritual solace to our community by livestreaming daily Mass in both English and Spanish. These Masses are presented on Facebook and are streamed via a cell phone. In spite of thie, many parishioners are unable to view these offereing and have been requesting that we livestream also to YouTube.
In order to meed this need, as well as improve quality and reliabilty, we would like to purchase new equipment which could livestream to both Facebook and YouTube simultaneously. It would also permit us to livestream more parish events such as school pgents and festivals. Thus reaching more people and strengthening community ties.