A Donegal church is asking parishioners to dig deep to help them continue their successful online broadcasting of masses.
St Columba’s Church in Kilmacrennan embraced the use of technology to broadcast religious ceremonies during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Now the church plans to install a top-of-the range system to broadcast church ceremonies on Facebook Live and other stream services.
But the streaming will come at a cost with church leaders estimating the cost of the equipment to be up to €5,000.
The church has set up a Go Fund Me page and the good news is that after just a day it has already raised more than €2,900.
Popular priest Fr Paddy Dunne has gone online to reach out to parishioners in the area and those scattered around the globe to make donations to purchase the equipment.
Never a man to let a problem to get the better of him, Fr Paddy even broadcast an open air mass for parishioners last Christmas as mass-goers tuned in on their car radios!
He said “All the money donated will go towards the fund to make this happen. Online has been a wonderful way for us to engage with eachother – me with you and you with me and with Fr Willie.
“We want to continue that with you and with people all over the world so that you at home can watch online.
“I’d ask you to support in any small way you can because every small donation makes a big difference. It all adds up.”
If you would like to donate to the Go Fund Me Appeal for the new equipment at St Columba’s Church please see https://www.gofundme.com/f/mass-online?qid=07ebfda14b7dd713a6a277606101885c