The SG50 Thanksgiving Mass, expected to draw more than 10,000 faithful and guests to the Singapore Indoor Stadium on July 4, is likely to draw even more attention now that it will also be aired “live” via video streaming.

Those who may not be able to get tickets can now watch the event from the comfort of their homes as long as they have Internet access.

The Mass will be broadcast on YouTube, and viewers can access it on different platforms, such as on smartphones and tablets.
Viewers can also interact with one another in a comment box.

“Any ADSL (from 4 Mbps) or fibre broadband would be good enough broadband speeds to watch the SG50 Mass live. If you are currently able to enjoy YouTube videos, you can watch the live stream,” explained Mr Michael Vong, who handles technical matters for the Archdiocesan Communications Office.
 
How to watch

Those who wish to watch the live stream can easily find it embedded on the official SG50 Mass website (sg50.catholic.org.sg), or simply type keywords such as “SG50”, “Catholic”, “Singapore”, “Thanksgiving”, “Mass”, Indoor stadium”, into YouTube’s search bar.

The “live” stream will be aired in the same way as the recent 28th SEA Games was broadcast on YouTube. Viewers are also able to select a range of video qualities they prefer, from 144p to a high definition of 720p.

“We encourage groups to gather to watch the event together or at your parish hall if it is being organised at your church.

The human soul needs to celebrate: to remember with grateful hearts, to bond as a human family, to dream together the future,” said Friar Derrick Yap.

By Damien Teo


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