Now we know that,
barring issues with the sound volume and clarity and picture quality and permanence,
it is possible to live stream a Mass from St Teresa’s into your living rooms.
Who would have thought 12 months ago that this would be the case.
This has been achieved through the skills and time generously afforded to us by Giles Cook. Initially it was just seen as a 3 week gap filler until lockdown restrictions were removed (ha!ha!). Now it is seen as a vital part of St Teresa’s mission to reach as many people as possible with the message of the Gospels. There is no doubt it will continue beyond the pandemic.
Believe it or not, the Heath-Robinson technical array you see in the picture below is the most sophisticated setup we have had to date.
Between now and Easter therefore we have a number of targets to try and achieve to make the system run as smoothly as possible.
Improving the Wi-fi signal, the picture quality and the sound quality are all things which hopefully will be optimized in the next few weeks. Improving the ease of operation (so that Giles can go home!) is also something we are hopeful of achieving. There is obviously a financial burden to all this even if we are as prudent as we can be but we believe this is being done for the glory of God and we will therefore endeavor to find whatever monies are needed to finance this new tool of spreading the news of God’s love for us all.
In the future, who knows? Recording and streaming of every Sunday Mass, every daily mass, the rosary said in church, stations of the cross, weddings, funerals?