Modern Media and the Family

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on June 30, 2015

in Pope Francis

This year, World Communications Day which occurred on May 17, fell between the 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family and 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family which will take place October 4-25. For that reason, Pope Francis chose to focus his 2015 World Communications Day Message on the essential role of the family in communications.

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Does Your Parish Website Have a Welcome Video?

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on June 23, 2015

in parish

Video is one of the most effective ways to engage visitors on your website.  A good video tells your story in attractive images and simple words. It inspires a positive response in viewers.  It is short and upbeat.  A welcome video adds a personal touch to your website and makes your welcome more compelling. A […]

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There is a Social Media Etiquette

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on June 16, 2015

in social media, Uncategorized

As more and more ministry people turn to social media to connect with their communities, it is important to realize that each social media platform has it own etiquette.  When we don’t follow the correct etiquette, we reflect negatively on our ministry no matter how well-intentioned we may be. 

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Say Welcome on Your Parish Home Page

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on June 9, 2015

in parish, website

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the verb to welcome as “to greet (someone) in a warm and friendly manner.” A gracious welcome, whether it be to our home, our school, our workplace, neighborhood, religious community, social group, or parish, opens our world to the other person and invites them in. It helps the visitor feel at […]

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What Do You Know About Instagram?

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on June 2, 2015

in social media

As of September 2014, 73% of U.S. Internet users had a social media profile. Facebook is still the leading social media site with 71% of U.S. Internet users. Instagram which is owned by Facebook has 26% of active Internet users. Why should we care about Instagram?

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Why Bother with Facebook?

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on May 26, 2015

in Catholic, Facebook, ministry

If you manage a Facebook Page for your ministry or organization, you may consider it a tedious task, an annoying responsibility you wish you could pass on to someone else, or just a waste of time. But someone expects you to do it, so you do. It could be your pastor or boss, your co-workers, […]

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