More Catholics are turning to livestreaming to experience Holy Mass - particularly at a time when the coronavirus is preventing some people from getting outside.
In our Archdiocese you can watch daily Mass broadcast from St Francis Xavier's in Falkirk here. The church's feed runs 24/7.
You can watch Mass live online in our Archdiocese:
➡️ St Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk https://t.co/ecGe2QhNJO
➡️ St Mary’s, Bo’nesshttps://t.co/lJikQRaYA5
— Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh (@archedinburgh) March 14, 2020
Parish priest Fr Jamie Boyle said: "We had the livestream for four years. We thought it was a good way to reach out to people who can't get to Mass.
"Over the years it has proved very successful. We regularly get emails from people across the world who are tuning in regularly - America, Australia, Canada and India - usually people who have some connection with the area.
"The livestream was a great outreach a couple of years ago when we had bad snow. It's also good for weddings and funerals; if relatives can't travel they can still be part of the service."
St Francis Xavier’s Sunday Mass times:
Tune in for daily Mass at 10:00am (and at 7:30am on Mondays and Tuesday).
St Mary of the Assumption in nearby Bo'ness broadcasts its 10:00am Sunday Mass here.
At St. Mary’s, we’re following the most recent advice from @leocushley and @archedinburgh. If you’re unable to attend Mass, don’t forget we offer an online broadcast of Sunday Mass which goes live at 10am each Sunday. You’ll find it at https://t.co/X3AolEv5FD https://t.co/9JptebHPS2
— St. Mary’s RC Church (@rcboness) March 14, 2020
Further from home
There are options to watch services at other churches. Aid to the Church in Need has created a handy resource where you can choose to watch Mass at a number of churches across the UK. Find it here.
Worrying about getting to Mass? Fear not! We have created a resource where you can access live Masses all across the UK, please share > https://t.co/hqt1IbXaJU #Mass #coronavirusuk pic.twitter.com/KYhzQzUubt
— Aid to the Church in Need (@acn_uk) March 16, 2020
- Shalom World broadcasts daily Mass presided by Pope Francis. Find it here.
- EWTN broadcasts a great variety of Catholic content, including daily Mass. The channel is live here. Its schedule is here.
If you have friends or relatives who are not online, EWTN can be viewed on a variety of TV services, including Freesat and Now TV. It's free and does not require a subscription. Details here.