The Catholic Diocese of Townsville will live stream Bishop Michael Putney’s vigil and funeral mass on YouTube.
The services will be streamed on the SacredHeartCathTSV YouTube channel on Sunday April 6, at 7pm from the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville.
On Monday April 7, Bishop Putney’s funeral mass will be live streamed at 11am from the Emmaus Hall, Ryan Catholic College, Townsville.
Click on this YouTube link for the live stream.
Bishop Putney originally pitched the idea of live streaming services over 12 months ago. Diocesan staff had recently carried out tests on the equipment. The live streaming was due to commence at the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday. However due to the outpouring of sympathy following the death of Bishop Putney, the diocese has decided to stream the vigil and funeral mass.
In the coming weeks, the diocese expects to be streaming Sunday Mass on a weekly basis.
Read more in the Townsville Bulletin newspaper > Farewell bishop through YouTube