In addition to providing photo and news coverage, The Compass will offer a live broadcast of the rosary procession that follows the 11 a.m. Mass, using a new social media tool: Periscope.
Periscope is a mobile application that allows anyone with a smartphone to broadcast a free, live video stream from their phone.
To watch a video broadcast, users must log into the app via a Twitter account. Those without a Twitter account can create a free Periscope account by entering a cell phone number and creating a username.
Once logged in, Periscope will automatically find and follow any accounts that the user is already following on Twitter. For those without a Twitter account, Periscope allows users to search for accounts they are interested in and follow them manually.
Users will receive a notification when one of their Periscope followers are broadcasting live video. During broadcasts, users can interact with other broadcast viewers as well as the broadcaster. The app also shows the precise location and description of where the broadcast is taking place.
Broadcasts remain on the app for 24 hours following the live stream for users to replay.
Wi-Fi connectivity is not required. However, using Periscope while connected to a Wi-Fi network will produce the best viewing results.
Follow @thecompassnews on Twitter and Periscope to access the live broadcast during the rosary procession at the shrine, which should begin around 12:15 p.m.