Father Adam Kotas

Online Ministry
Born Out of the Pandemic

The pandemic forced the closing of churches and the need for transmitting masses online.  Starting with Palm Sunday vigil 2020, I began broadcasting masses on my public Facebook page, which I had set up in 2018 because my personal Facebook page had too many friend requests.  With the help of technology and some good and generous people, I was able to get decent camera and computer equipment installed at my parish in Clearlake; my “online ministry” was well received, and I also did online bible studies during the pandemic in both English and Spanish.  To my continuous surprise, the number of people following and participating in the online ministry (masses and bible studies, and several retreats) grows and grows, and by the time I returned to Las Vegas to organize Divine Mercy Catholic Church, hundreds of thousands of people were connecting to live and recorded videos.