Help Us Live-Stream Daily Mass
When Bishop Strickland began live-streaming private daily Mass from our small chapel in the chancery, tens of thousands of people from all over the world united to worship Christ.
Something joyful we learned from the pandemic!
UPDATE: Praise God and thanks to wonderful people, the funds were raised in under an hour. We are grateful for any support you can give the teaching mission of the St. Philip Institute.
In the wake of Coronavirus, Bishop Strickland made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all public Masses in the Diocese of Tyler.
During that time he began live-streaming his private daily Mass at noon from the small chapel here in the Diocesan Chancery. To our surprise, tens of thousands of people FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD joined him in prayer, either live or by watching the recording afterward.
We realized by looking at the analytics that it was a source of great encouragement to all these people each day. This is something joyful that we learned from the pandemic. Now, Bishop Strickland wants to continue streaming his daily noon Mass.
Watching online can never replace physically attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, but it provides a way to bring Christ to the world. And that’s where you come in: we need your help.
Our current setup is too big for our small chapel, and it requires our media team to set it up and take it down each day. Our goal is for Bishop Strickland to be able to walk into the chapel and broadcast Mass with the flip of a switch. We have calculated we could build a dedicated setup to do this for $3,000 dollars.
We plan to use the MEVO Plus, a camera designed for streaming. We will hang the camera and two lights from the ceiling and run cables to a power strip at the back of the chapel. With all this in place, Bishop Strickland can open our little chapel to the world—quick and simple.
So we want to ask you: will you help us continue live-streaming Bishop Strickland’s celebration of the Mass every day?
Stacy Trasancos, PhD
Executive Director of the St. Philip Institute
Mevo Camera: $300
Godox vl300 Lights x2: $750 (per light)
Godox vl150 Light: $400
Light Modifiers x3: $150 (per item)
Camera Arm: $150
Camera Clamp: $ 20
Light Clamps: $20
Light Safety Cables: $10
Extension Cords & Power Strips: $150