New Media Outreach - NeMO 

Communications Presentation at the Diocesan Pastoral Council - Saturday, May 27th at St. Emile Parish and May 24th in Somerset.

"We are called to show that the Church is the home of all. Are we capable of communicating the image of such a Church? Communication is a means of expressing the missionary vocation of the entire Church; today the social networks are one way to experience this call to discover the beauty of faith, the beauty of encountering Christ. In the area of communications too, we need a Church capable of bringing warmth and stirring of hearts.
Pope Francis, World Communications Day 2014

1. Group Discussion: New Media - Resistance to Change

2. New Media, Resistance to Change - Pros & Cons for using New Media

3. Group Discussion:

a. Communications Parish Inventory                               

b. What are our needs in these or other areas? Our priorities?

4. Parish Action Plan for Pastor & PPC to Implement a Communications New Media Outreach (NeMO)

5. Parish Action Plan: Where do I Start?

6. Social Media Response Plan

7. Resources

 Communications Coordinator 

 Gabrielle Marion
Telephone: 204-594-0277

Prayer, DPC Meeting
1 Corinthians 3: 7-11 

A Future Not Our Own

 It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts; it is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent

enterprise that is God's work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the Church's mission. No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.