You can now go to mass through Facebook
Through the Live Streaming service of this social network, the Catholic Church of Philadelphia now carries the word of God to those who for any reason can not attend Mass.
According to the apocryphal gospel of Thomas, asking where he would be found, Jesus replied: "Split a piece of wood – I am there. Lift the stone, and you will find me there". Referring to the fact that his church would be in any place where a Christian was found.
Well, everything indicates that for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Jesus can also be on Facebook. Its most recent strategy to recover parishioners and bring God's word to more homes is through the live streaming service that the social network has offered since last year.
And everything indicates that the use of social networks to evangelize is giving results. This can be seen in the number of reproductions of Mass Campaigns celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput at the end of Easter, which together exceed 40,000 visits.
"[The idea] began a month ago during the interreligious masses held after the vandalism of Jewish cemeteries. We broadcasted from an iPhone and we got about 2,000 reproductions”, Ken Gavin, a spokeperson told NewsWorks.
The purpose of the church with this project is not to replace the mass, but to include those who for any reason can’t attend a temple. If you are one of those parishioners, you can "go to Mass" on the Facebook page of Archbishop Chaput.