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Parishioners can watch homilies anywhere, anytime
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Fr. John Amsberry’s homilies are available online each week.
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Fr. John Amsberry’s homilies are available online each week.

Even on sick days, parishioners at St. Joseph the Worker Church don’t have to miss their pastor’s homily.

The Southeast Portland parish streams video of Father John Amsberry as he shares the gospel and homily at the vigil Mass, so people can reflect on the words at any time, from anywhere.

“We exist to make the good news known, any way we can, in any way shape or form,” the priest said. “It’s about getting the information to people.”

Parishioner Patti LaRue stepped forward to volunteer her time and talent to film and upload the content to YouTube each week following the Saturday evening Mass, and then embed it on the St. Joseph the Worker website.

Comments on the videos come from all over the world.

“Wow! I like your words Father, I am glad there are channels like yours. God Bless you,” writes poster “Carlos” from Spain.

Many parishes, like St. Ignatius in Southeast Portland, St. Edward in Keizer, Our Lady of the Mountain in Ashland, stream audio versions of their services in mp3 format so they too can be shared anywhere.

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