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How to watch Holy Week services live

All Holy Week Services from the Cathedral of St. Joseph will be livestreamed here: www.vimeo.com/diojeffcity and “simulcast” to Facebook here: www.facebook.com/diojeffcity.

A list of parishes providing livestreaming services is available here: https://diojeffcity.org/sunday-masses-being-live-streamed/. Please check with your parish regarding Holy Week Services, since we can’t guarantee our list is complete.

Improving or monitoring internet connection

  • Before attempting to tune-in to a livestream, assess your internet connection to be sure your network will maintain the stream. You can check your internet speed here: https://www.speedtest.net/. This speed test will give you an idea of how fast your current connection is. It will also list popular services that have reported issues recently.
  • You’ll benefit from turning off other devices and streams that have access to your network or WiFi. Streaming music, games or other videos may slow down your network. Sometimes, you’ll have to turn the WiFi off manually on devices to take them off the network. You can run the internet speed test with each change to see if it is making a positive impact on your connection.
  • If your connection is still slow, the last (but very important option!) to consider may be using an ethernet cable to connect directly to your router.

How to access the services being livestreamed from the Cathedral

The technical details listed here can also be used to access your parish’s livestreaming services.

On your desktop or mobile device

  1. Visit www.vimeo.com/diojeffcity to view scheduled live events and recordings of past live events.
  2. Click on the desired video to play it. If this is a livestream that has not started yet, you will see the date and time of the scheduled stream, and a countdown timer will display on-screen as the event nears.
  3. If the countdown timer has passed (for example, Mass begins at 9:00 AM, and it is 9:03 AM), but the countdown displays, “This event is starting in 5 minutes,” you may have lost network connection and need to refresh your browser. You can do this by checking the “Refresh” option or by closing the browser and reopening www.vimeo.com/diojeffcity.
  4. If you have an HDMI cable, or another way to connect video/audio, you might be able to display our livestream on your television, even though it is being streamed on your laptop.

On your SmartTV

  1. If your SmartTV has an “App Store,” search it for Vimeo, and download the app for free. It is also possible to use the Amazon Firestick, Chromecast and Roku devices – guides for each are listed here for your convenience:
  2. Once you have the SmartTV App, Chromecast, Roku or Amazon Firestick set up, search for “Diocese of Jefferson City” to find our diocesan Vimeo page. You should see the familiar diocesan coat of arms, and a message welcoming you to the official Vimeo page for the Diocese of Jefferson City.
  3. You should now see the list of videos and live-events scheduled to begin. Select the desired video to view. If the video is a live-stream that has not started yet, you will see the date and time of the scheduled stream, and a countdown timer will display on-screen as the event nears.
  4. If your video fails to load or begin, you may need to close the video or app and go back into it, or restart it.