Tips for Streaming Mass

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How to Livestream Mass from you phone

Are you looking to stream Mass from your phone? Here are a few simple things you should do to make sure you have the best Livestream.

Posted by Spirit Juice Studios on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Gathering your parishioners together for Mass – even daily Mass – is easier than you might think. Often it just requires a smartphone, an internet connection, and a Facebook account. On this page you will find resources on how to begin live streaming your Masses tomorrow.

Find the best space to stream Mass (Hint: It might not be the Church or Chapel)

  • Smaller rooms and carpets are often better to reduce echo.
  • Avoid room with distracting background noises.
  • Ensure the space has adequate WiFi or cellular reception.

Position the Camera

  • Avoid placing any light sources directly behind you, including windows.
  • Unless you have a microphone connected to the camera, it is better to have the camera closer.
  • Use an inexpensive tripod and camera mount, found online. It works better than “propping up” the phone on the altar.
  • Frame yourself in the phone so people can see both the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Before Your First Mass Online

  • Identify the platform where you will stream Mass. Facebook is quick, free, user friendly, and almost everyone has it.
  • Try a sample live stream before attempting to live stream the Mass.

While Celebrating Mass

  • Start the live stream a few minutes before the beginning of Mass to let parishioners find the link and tune in.
  • Remember: your parishioners are at home trying to participate. Invite them to respond, and give them enough time to respond each time.


Don’t be discouraged even if the first attempt doesn’t work.  Your parishioners want to see you and prayer with you.

Streaming your parish Mass is not just for your parishioners.  It can be an opportunity to share the Catholic faith with people who might never otherwise come to Church.  Encourage your parishioners to share the Mass with their friends, neighbors, and anyone in their social network.