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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What is Your Outreach Plan for Easter?

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on March 3, 2015

in parish

Can you guess which times of the year, the word “church” is searched for most on the Internet? Pew Research (using Google Trends) reports that it is the time around Easter with Christmas a very close second. Ash Wednesday is third.

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Five Tips for Parishes that Reach Out with Video

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

in Video, website

Ten parishes from seven states accepted my offer of a free customized Ash Wednesday video to reach out to all active and inactive parishioners. The goal of the video was to remind viewers that Ash Wednesday was at hand and that they were welcome to join the parish community in receiving ashes. The physical and […]

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An important step was taken last week in the effort to bring pastoral leaders into the 21st century when it comes to understanding and using electronic media channels and social media as part of their ministry. The Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola of Chicago held a launch event and panel presentation to celebrate their […]

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