Catholic Tech Talk

Tips to Using Your Parish App Well

From push notifications and group messaging, to links to daily readings and your weekly bulletin, a parish app brings a wealth of information to your parishioners. However, just because you can do it all, doesn’t mean you necessarily should.

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Why You Need to Stop Featuring a Building on Your Homepage

If we want to attract people to our faith community, we need show them who makes up our congregation. Is it full of growing families, professional millennials, or active seniors? It’s time to show people “who” you’re made of — here’s how.

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You Don’t Need a Professional Camera to Take Great Photos

The smartphone has reimagined what we can share with our community. If you have yet to start taking photos of the best moments of your church, now is the time to start. Check out some fundamental tips for taking images that are worthy of being shared!

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Copyright Violations are a Big Deal — Here’s Why

From large corporations like Disney or Amazon, to local creators selling content on Etsy shops, copying, sharing or utilizing without images or content permission can be a big deal. Here is the lowdown on copyright violations, and why (and how!) you should avoid them.

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Instagram & Your Parish (Social Media Summer Series)

Popular with bloggers, influencers, and riddled with hashtags, with a little bit of intentionality, your church’s content can be sought-after. Here are some easy and engaging ways to make Instagram work for your parish.

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How to Share the Good Works of Your Parish with Parishioners & Beyond!

Amazing things are happening at your parish, but does your community know about it? From bulletin blurbs to email blasts, social media posts to pulpit announcements, read on for tips on sharing the news with others.

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Facebook & Your Parish (Social Media Summer Series)

From sharing news of your thriving faith community, photos from your latest festival, and Father’s latest Gospel reflection, there are numerous ways you can utilize Facebook for Christ. If your parish has yet to join this extremely popular online community, it’s time to hop on the bandwagon.

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How to Maximize Your Google Search Results

When you think of Google, your parish listing might not be the first to come to mind. However, getting your church to show up when someone searches for a parish nearby is one of the most beneficial ways you can grow your faith community.

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Twitter & Your Parish (Social Media Summer Series)

What once was an unfamiliar word to the general population is now a verb used in our everyday conversations: tweeting. You may not think that your parish would have a place on this trendy platform but think again.

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20 Homepage Callouts for your Church Website

With our attention spans getting smaller as digital communication grows, churches need to get to the point of their mission. If you’re looking for an engaging way to welcome visitors, consider these for your homepage.

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Why You Need to Share Parish News Through Print & Digital Avenues

While the ways to communicate with parishioners are plentiful, your staff time, unfortunately, is not. Luckily, there are ways you can utilize the content you have to reach its maximum potential in order to get it to the people who need to hear it.

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Is a Social Media Management Platform Right for your Parish?

These days, the Internet really is the public square. When deciding what kind of social media presence your parish wants to curate, there are important points to keep in mind that have to do with demographics, accountability, ease of use and more.

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