Modern technology to bring true spirit of Easter to Roma homes
FOR many Australians, the Easter long weekend means family gatherings, being outside or time spent at church.
This year however, those events are largely off the table.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated this weekend is “incredibly important” to the coronavirus fight, urging Australians to stay at home.
Father Jamie from All Saints Church in Roma is encouraging a “Holy Week at home”.
“I’m encouraging people to celebrate in their family groups this Easter weekend,” he said.
“There are family prayer sheets on our Facebook page, people can refer to and I encourage people to pray together, and be together.”
Members of the parish can join St Patrick’s Cathedral, Toowoomba in their live stream mass on Good Friday at 3pm, and on Easter Sunday at 7pm via – https://www.twb.catholic.org.au/live-stream-masses/
Additionally, Fr Jamie will be hosting Easter Sunday Mass at 8.30am via Facebook live via – https://www.facebook.com/All-Saints-Parish-Roma-Queensland-104100197924854/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
“It’ll be a very different Easter experience this year,” he said.
“It’s a wonderful alternative, but it just won’t be the same.
“Even though we can’t get together, we can be together through modern technology.
“I am thinking of you all and praying for you all.”
For Life Christian Church, Pastor Shane is encouraging people to access their online service at 9.30am on Sunday via the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/lccr.church/
Life Christian Church has been livestreaming over the past few weeks allowing members to stay connected while at home.
“We have to make the most out of this challenging time,” he said.
“Through online services, we can stay connected to our mates and to the church.
“I encourage people to make the most of their time with family – if we can’t run all over the country and holiday, at least we can be at home and reconnect with family.”
There will be a surprise band appearance at the end of Easter Sunday’s service through their Facebook page.