Hungarian Jesuits have been offering a full-scale range of online Eucharist since the outbreak of coronavirus epidemic. When elaborating our broadcast plan, we focused on the various age groups, and developed our approach according to their special needs.
Thus two members in our Jesuit community in Miskolc, Northern Hungary, offer Youtube-masses every Sunday morning for families with little children. Since they serve as chaplains in our high school in the same town, a morning and evening prayer is also led by them and their pupils. An Eucharist for teenagers is celebrated by the Jesuit chaplain of our Firefly Community each Sunday, and it is from our Hungarian Jesuit community in Târgu Mureș/Marosvásárhely, Romania, where a daily mass is broadcast online for especially university students and other young adults.
Our “flagship” church, dedicated to the Sacred Heart in Budapest, offers its regular Eucharist online throughout the week, celebrated each day by another member of the community. The liturgy is constantly followed by at least as many or even more believers as normally attend the mass “offline”, providing a reassuring feedback on the decision to offer broadcast from the very beginning of the epidemic.