As promised, the audio/video of the major presentations for last May’s Living Eucharist convocation are now available on the diocesan website (www.dosp.org). You can if you have the interest and the time click on the Living Eucharist page on the website and watch and listen to the entire, unedited presentations of Fathers Hehir, Radcliffe, and Murray. The several thousand people who attended the convocation in the flesh reacted most positively to the presenters whose theme was, borrowing again the words of St. Augustine, “become whom you receive” and be sent to bring and be Christ to our world. It was not our intention to record in video the presentations but they were recorded and shown simultaneously with the presentation on large screens so that those far away from the stage could watch the interaction of presenter and participants. The camera company then turned their recordings over to us and after several attempts to convert them to a usable format, we were able to put them up for all the view in their entirety.
I watched them again on a long flight this past week and enjoyed them once again so if you were unable to be present, you can now participate via your own computer and/or revisit the presentations if you were there. I gained so much more from listening to them on the plane than in their original presentation because I did not need to worry about anything except the plane safely landing.
Our efforts at communicating with you are increasing proportionately to our comfort in the technology available. You can now listen to major presentations given in the diocese at various times via podcasts and we are even using iTunes and YouTube to spread the word. Try us, I think you will like what we are doing to evangelize, share and spread the faith.