Description of Service
'The Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, in order to dialogue with people today and to help them encounter Christ. The revolution taking place in communications media and in information technologies represents a great and thrilling challenge; may we respond to that challenge with fresh energy and imagination as we seek to share with others the beauty of God.'
Message of Pope Francis for the 48th World Communications Day, January 24, 2014 (Feast Day, St. Francis de Sales, Patron Saint of Journalists).
The Communications office is a ministry which serves the Archbishop, priests, parishes, offices and agencies within the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface. Through various media, this office focuses on effectively communicating the work of the Archdiocese to the parishes, the faithful and the general public. This is in keeping with its mission to evangelize and build a Christ-like community grounded in love, peace and reconciliation. Some of the communication tools used by the Archdiocese are listed below.
Weekly News Bulletin (WNB)
This newsletter, published by the Communications Office, lists upcoming events in the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface and other announcements from related organizations. Its main purpose is to provide information to parishes for possible inclusion in parish bulletins. The news bulletin is published every Tuesday and posted online on the Archdiocesan website at: http://www.archsaintboniface.ca/main.php?p=13.
Announcements for the WNB must be submitted to the Communications Office no later than Monday 4 PM for publication the next day. New members who wish to receive the bulletin should contact: email@example.com
Website and Social Media
Visit our website for the latest news and events. Join us and become part of a vibrant faith community! The purpose of the Archdiocesan website is to provide accurate and up-to-date information through news, photos, videos and stories; to engage the website visitor into interactive communication; to make proper use of social networks for evangelization; to provide faith inspiration and support; and to foster a sense of community among members of the Church and with the wider community. Presently, the Marriage, Family and Life Services and the Youth and Young Adult Ministry have Facebook.
Archdiocese of Saint Boniface Directory
The Archdiocese of Saint Boniface Directory is published annually and sent by email to all parishes, clergy and religious communities. It is updated annually with a target deadline for publication by mid-October. All individuals and organizations whose information appears in the directory are requested to provide updates as they occur. Updates are emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Archdiocese of Saint Boniface serves the faithful in the two official languages of Canada: English and French, as most parishes are either anglophone, francophone, or bilingual. Furthermore, the Archdiocese sees to honouring the needs of parishes functioning in other languages.
All documents and correspondence from the Archdiocese are published in both French and English. To accomplish this in a timely and professional manner, we require translation services that are currently available to the staff at the Archdiocese through volunteers, and for which we are most grateful.