Communications Office

Online giving options for parishes

March 20, 2020

We know that parishes are bringing vital services online as quickly as possible to ensure that the day-to-day tasks they perform for the community continue. Our Communications Office is working to build the capacity of parish services online, including online giving.

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Five ways your parish can increase digital access to Mass amid COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Practical tips for parishes to provide live-streamed Masses to parishioners, point to shared resources online and offline, and notes on how to best communicate with parishioners amid extensive social distancing.

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Online Masses and Liturgical Resources

March 14, 2020

UPDATE: These protocols have been replaced by a new decree of Bishop McKnight’s.

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Adding “Distributed Content” from the diocese to your parish website.

February 19, 2020

The Annual Lenten Regulations and Admonitions, provided by Fr. Daniel Merz, Chair of the Liturgical Commission, were distributed this week in the Monday Morning Memo, but parishes using the WordPress websites developed for us in our collaboration with Blackbaud have a unique way to get this information visitors to their parishioners and community members online.…

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Quick Reference for Parish Website Admins: Automated Post Updates + Sample Workflow

December 10, 2019

As our parishes continue migrating content onto their new parish website (and a few new parishes sign up for the second “wave” of website adoption) I have the unique vantage point of seeing how parishes ranging in size, community make-up, and ministries are communicating with their people. While every parish is unrepeatably unique, it’s so…

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Quick Reference for Parish Website Administrators: Key Takeaways from Onboarding

November 7, 2019
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As common and frequently asked questions arise, I’ll be addressing them in posts on this website, conveniently collected at this link: Quick References for Parish Website Admins. As always, if you have additional questions, please do call or email me; “Better Together” doesn’t just mean being on the same page, but sharing struggles and triumphs…

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Quick reference for Parish Website Administrators: User Roles

November 5, 2019

As parishes in our diocese begin to onboard and migrate their content from expired websites or create their new site from scratch, I’ve seen some common questions, errors and insights emerging. As these common threads arise, I’d like to address them in the category “Parish Website Admins.” By collecting these posts, we can share information…

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Protecting personal information takes a united effort

October 3, 2019

Protecting one’s personal information in an increasingly digital world has required people to become more aware of what they can do to shield such details as banking information or one’s date of birth from digital thieves trying to steal our identity or money. Organizations who receive this personal information for legitimate reasons, such as your…

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Quick Guides: How to find and submit events on the Diocesan website.

September 5, 2019

Hello, again! It’s been another few weeks of fast-paced projects coming across my desk, thinking strategically on how our ministries can connect people to people, and good progress on the parish website development project. With so many gears turning, our office is hustling and bustling! It’s in these busy times that remembering our mission is…

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When a new task at work blooms into a new-found passion

August 7, 2019

I remember in February, the stress of discerning out of the convent, traveling halfway across the country, and moving back home. My time in New Jersey was done, and my goal was to work to continue working with the Church in some capacity. As I sat in the airport terminal, I remember thinking, “So… what…

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