News

Staying Connected: where to beyond live-streaming?

Thursday 30 April 2020

Mission Team

 
So all of a sudden you’re online like you’ve never been before. You are live-streaming or recording Masses, and/or you are providing links to other Masses and prayer resources for your parishioners. But there’s a long road ahead, and no one knows exactly where all of this might land when the pandemic is over. How can you optimise your digital engagement now and sow the seeds of a more intentional digital presence in the future? An online presence is only ministry if it leads to encounter, conversion, sacrament reception and transformed lives in the real world. 

Digital donations: CDFpay for Parishes

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Communications Office
 
Passing the collection plate may become an image from the past. When Mass attendance was suspended last month, Melbourne priests voiced concerns about how parishes would be able to meet operational costs over the long term without the weekly collection, often a parish’s most reliable source of funding. 
 

Letter on the month of May

Monday 27 April 2020

Vatican News
 
The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view.  
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