Please note that your privacy is important to us, as it should be. Users of the iMass app are not monitored, your information is not retrieved, your hardware is not used to spy on you.
Location services are only used to show your point on the map to you and to prepare the app to help you navigate to the selected church using your Apple Maps application.
The only information we collect is what you voluntarily give us by filling out the form on the iMass Map regarding corrections to Latin Mass locations. Your name or personal information including your contact information is not gathered on this form.
Holy Mass. Anywhere. Anytime.
The app of LiveMass
Cell phone technology changes a lot faster than we are able to keep up with. Ten years ago, cell phones were not able to play videos in the web browser (yes, believe it or not it hasn't been that long!) This is why the iMass app was created - to bring the broadcasts of the Masses to mobile devices, even before they were able to do so natively!
The iMass app is still popular, even though you can now use your web browser on you phone. It's simply more practical and includes other things, not just the broadcasts. Namely, it includes the Missal, and the Breviary. Many people use the iMass app to follow along the Mass they are attending, or to pray the Divine Office.
Version 6 extends the reach of iMass. At a time in the church where the Extraordinary Form of the Mass is being suppressed and restricted by the highest levels of the Church, iMass is doing what it does best: Providing the Holy Mass throughout the globe, making the Mass available to everyone, anywhere, anytime.
In the first place we have made core changes to the back end of the app, effectively making it possible to receive the broadcasts of an idefinite number of broadcast locations. Before we were restricted to just the four main LiveMass locations.
We have also incorporated the parishes who had been broadcasting to LiveMass in the St Corona Project. A while ago now we have terminated the Project and incorporated these locations to the broadcast schedule, with Version 6 we have made it possible to see these broadcasts on the app.
Best of all, with the release of Version 6, the app is now free. This removes any barrier for those who wish to use iMass to unite themselves to Holy Mass.
On the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary 2021, we released Version 6 for iOS. The android version will be available in early November 2021 or sooner.
Look for iMass on the App Store or the Google Play Store .
iPad Screen Shot
iPhone Screen Shot
Ten years of iMass
iMass was the first app that streamed Holy Mass - actually it was one of the first apps that streamed anything from any church! Over the years there have been only a few updates, but actually we have come a long way!
Version 1 was quite primitive. It had the option to view the recorded Mass of the day at Sarasota FL, using one camera.
Mr Lazlo Kiss, creator of Divinumofficium.com graciously did a lot of work to assemble the daily missal for the iMass app.
From there it slowly improved, adding two "video on demand" files, one of the Sunday Mass, one of the day Mass.
Version 2 finally brought the Live Broadcast. It also included two streams, in case one wasn't working for whatever reason with the back end server.
Android had a primitive beginning too - you needed to download the file and then view it in your video viewer of choice.
That wasn't all so practical so we quickly worked on subsequent improvements. Eventually we were also able to include the live broadcasts in android.
Version 3 was more of a user interface improvement. It changed how the app looked, and caught the android and iOS apps up to speed with each other.
Version 4 was a big improvement. It updated the app to work on the many different screen sizes that the new Apple devices enjoyed (previously they all had the same screen size). It also merged both the iPad and the iPhone app into one.
Previously they were different apps because the iPad used different streaming backend code than the iPhone.
Most importantly, Version 4 began broadcasting from four different locations worldwide.
Worldwide locations mean different languages - so Version 4 was available in three different languages for the first time: English, Spanish and French.
The android version got a step ahead of the iOS version for some time, because it was difficult to add the Rituale to the iOS app (as in, it was rejected from the App Store).
Version 5 introduced an entire new element within iMass, possibly changing the scope of the app. The iMass Map.
Now the app is not only for those who wish to stream Holy Mass when they cannot attend one, but also for finding new Latin Mass locations near you, helping plan family trips, or finding Mass and confession locations when you are traveling.
Version 6 extends the spread of iMass, making it availble to everyone for free.
We now rely solely on the donations via the LiveMass website to cover our costly streaming expenses each month. But by making the app free it makes it available to everyone.
Version 6 also changes the back end of the code to allow for more broadcast locations and it incorporates the multiple locations who have been streaming on the website, incorporating the St Corona Project as a seamless part of iMass.