New Media Outreach
"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
- PowerPoint Presentation (Bilingual) - at the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) Meetings: May & June 2017
- PowerPoint Presentation (English): Administrative Day, November 15, 2017
- Text (notes) to accompany presentation - upon request
6. Tip sheet for handling calls (when contacting parishioners by phone to update their contact information)
Social Media Coordinator
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.