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St. John XXIII Men’s Society - Video Live Streaming Upgrade Project

You Did It!

In the spirit of continued giving, the Men’s Society thanks you for your generosity! Gratefully coupled with your generous help, the Men’s Society live stream video upgrade fundraising effort has been a success! In just one short month your contributions have helped us reach our initial minimum goal of $10,000. We will be ordering the new equipment soon. Remember, funds raised beyond the initial goal will be deposited into a Video Live Stream Maintenance Fund, to be used solely to assist with the setup, service, and future maintenance of the system, so additional contributions are welcome and easy to make. Please make checks payable to: “St. John XXIII Live Stream Upgrade Fund” or donate electronically from St. John XXIII “We Share Online” link at:  https://stjohn23rd.weshareoneline.org/    

Thank you again and God bless!        

~ St. John XXIII Men’s Society – We can’t do it without you!

We’re Almost There!

In the spirit of giving, the Men’s Society thanks you for your generosity!  Thankfully, with your help, the Men’s Society live stream video upgrade fundraising efforts are off to a great start.  We have already received approximately $8,000 towards our minimum goal of $10,000!  Please keep this initial momentum going and help us reach or exceed our goal, by making a contribution today.  It’s easy and remember, any funds raised beyond the purchase price of the live stream system will be deposited into a Video Live Stream Maintenance Fund to be used solely for the setup, service, and maintenance of the system.  Please make checks payable to: “St. John XXIII Live Stream Upgrade Fund” or donate electronically from St. John XXIII “We Share Online” link at:  https://stjohn23rd.weshareoneline.org/             

~ St. John XXIII Men’s Society – We can’t do it without you!

Live Stream Project

Dear members and friends of St. John XXIII Parish,
The stated mission of St. John XXIII parish is to “proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through his saving death and resurrection by calling, forming, and sending disciples to go and make new disciples. As a people, we are called to encounter Jesus and grow as disciples through the sacramental life of the church.” The Men’s Society recognizes the value and importance of sharing that mission via modern live stream technology during this pandemic and beyond.

The analog video cameras and equipment currently used to live stream the mass were obtained and installed by members of the Men’s Society nearly 11 years ago. That equipment, although still operative at the time, was retired from service by its former owner due to the advances in video/audio technology and is now considered obsolete.

Today’s digital video camera technology produces digital images that are far superior to the images we are currently live streaming each week. Modern digital image video cameras produce sharper, brighter images. These crisp, clear video images can serve to enhance delivery of the weekly message and mass. On the other hand, the low-quality images we are currently streaming tend to distract from the message and may even cause some viewers to become frustrated and turn off the video stream.

The Men’s Society recognizes that live streaming technology is an effective and practical way to spread the life-changing message of Jesus beyond the walls of the church. Live stream video provides an incredible service for those parish members who need to be away due to travel, illness or pandemic. It can also serve as an amazing evangelism tool, providing potential guests an opportunity to experience our church and parish before ever visiting in person. The benefits of a modern, state-of-the-art, live streaming system include connecting or renewing ties with parishioners
who:

  • Self-quarantine due to pandemic or other health-related concerns
  • Move away, but still, wish to connect and maintain ties with their former parish/parish members
  • Become temporarily home-bound, are confined to hospital, nursing home, or other senior or assisted living facilities
    due to health or infirmities of age, etc.
  • No longer have the ability or opportunity to attend church in person
  • Are not able to travel to attend weddings, funerals, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, etc. 

For all these reasons the Men’s Society has committed to this project, allocating over $3,000 towards its completion. These funds were originally directed to the Men’s Society in memory of three long-time Men’s Society members. The funds will be used to replace the existing cameras and equipment, with state-of-the-art cameras and controllers, so as to provide an easy-to-use, high-quality, flexible video system that can provide high-quality live streaming of the mass and other parish-related functions and events. However, the total cost of the project is anticipated to be $10,000.

Therefore, we are now asking for your help, challenging and inviting the members and friends of St. John XXIII to partner with the Men’s Society in this worthy endeavor by making a generous financial contribution to help us reach our $10,000 goal. Any funds raised beyond the cost of the project will be used solely for the service and maintenance of the new live stream system. Please consider contributing in memory of a loved one, on behalf of yourself or the parish, with checks made payable to: “St. John XXIII Live Stream Upgrade Fund” or donate electronically below.

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Thank you and God bless.

The St. John XXIII Men’s Society