06. Parish Streaming on YouTube and Facebook ~ 2020

Following the closure of the Parish Churches in March and with all the indications being that they may be closed for some time, Fr Alexander, with the help of parishioners, began streaming Masses using Social Media that was available in the Parish.

Initially, YouTube was the platform used to stream Masses, messages of solidarity from Fr Anthony and also the daily recitation of the Rosary. Shortly after this it was decided that the Parish of Ardkeen Facebook page could be utilised to stream Masses live and which Parishioners could interact with.

Soon a regular Schedule of Masses were being¬†streamed using Facebook from the Parochial House in Ballycranbeg as well as from the three Churches in the Parish: St Joseph’s, Ballycranbeg; St Mary Star of the Sea, Nunsquarter and St Patrick’s, Lisbane. These Masses were streamed for the months of April, May and June until the¬†new Outdoor Mass Room at St Joseph’s became functional.