Four Areas of Parish Website Development

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on April 21, 2015

in parish, website

In last week’s blog, I observed that while many parishes are updating their websites to more attractive designs, they are not upgrading their websites to be channels of pastoral ministry or hospitality to visitors. A number of readers commented on the blog and I have grouped my reflection on their comments into four areas. 1. […]

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Do Welcoming Parish Websites Exist?

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on April 14, 2015

in parish, website

Recently I searched Google for “catholic parish website design.” Then I reviewed the design samples of two companies that were listed on the first page. I was interested to see if the parishes that are updating their website designs are also updating their home pages to be more evangelizing or welcoming. Here is what I […]

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Online for Holy Week

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on March 31, 2015

in ministry, Online Presence

Holy Week is the most intense and dramatic week of the Church year. The liturgies are rich and meaningful.  The week begins triumphantly with Palm Sunday and for the next three days before the Triduum begins there are additional opportunities for confessions at every parish. It is very busy. Holy Week services and the story […]

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Mission Statements or Tag Lines on Parish Home Pages

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on March 24, 2015

in parish, website

Most parish mission statements read like executive summaries of the “Catechism of the Catholic Church.” Sentence after sentence, sometimes paragraph after paragraph articulate the mission, values and vision of a community that is trying not to leave anything out. As someone who has been on and even led committees and groups that have developed mission […]

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In a Google Hangout in February, Pope Francis admitted to children with disabilities and special needs in Brazil, India, Spain and the United States: “”I am old-fashioned when it comes to computers. I’m a dinosaur. I don’t know how to work a computer. What a pity, huh?”

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Call-to-Action Buttons on Facebook

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on March 10, 2015

in Facebook

Facebook is about staying connected with family and friends. Facebook Pages are about engagement with followers. Engagement comes in many forms: clicks, Likes, Shares, and Comments.

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