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Merry Christmas from myParish App

Here at myParish App we want to thank you for being a valued member of our family with a free gift.

Free Gift: Message of the Day Button

Receive a daily video reflection of Pope Francis. We have partnered with a great company called Message of the Day, which will make these videos accessible in your parish’s app every day of the year. Now you can access Pope Francis with the touch of a button and help your parishioners grow deeper in their faith.

How to receive your free gift.

To access this FREE GIFT please visit our new Admin Resource Center. We have created this admin page to help you use myParish App to your best advantage in your parish. Merry Christmas and God Bless!

Click below to receive your free gift

A Thank You From Diocesan Publications

We know that parish work can be hard and there is a lot to get done with the many hats you wear. But the work you do is so important for the future of the church.

So we just want to say thank you.

Our mission at Diocesan Publications is to help you with your mission as a parish. We are dedicated to helping you with all your communication needs. Give us a call, 1-800-783-1623. We would love to hear from you.

As Diocesan Publications’ Solutions Evangelist, Tommy is committed to showing parish and diocesan staffs how to use our communication tools to their best advantage.  He has worked for years in various, youth ministry, adult ministry, and diocesan roles. As an expert on Catholic communication, Tommy uses his parish and diocesan experiences to help you make your ministry effective. To bring Tommy to your parish or for general inquiry, contact him at tshultz@diocesan.com.

Help Your Parish Become A Parish Of Prayer

Do you want your parish to come together more frequently in prayer?

myParish App can help you accomplish this important mission.

 

Teresa of Avila once said, “We pay God a compliment by asking great things of him.”

Don’t be afraid to be bold with your prayer as a parish. God Bless!

Example Message:

Hey everyone! This is Father Bill and I would really like to help encourage our parish to pray more together. Simply go into myParish App and set a reminder for the act of hope prayer. We will be praying this prayer every day at noon. Click this link for more information.
http://myparishapp.com/parishofprayer/

Need help with any of the features of myParish App. Give us a call at 800-997-8805.

We would love to hear from you!

featured events

A Notable Feature

Learn to use Featured Events to promote parish activities.

Today, let’s focus on using the “Events” feature to promote parish activities, while at the same time promoting the use of myParish App more fully.

First, create your event: you can do that by going to your admin page. Click on the “Events” tab at the top. Then, under the “English/Spanish” tab on the left side, you’ll see “Add  event” with the calendar icon. Click on that, and fill in the applicable information. Don’t forget to click “Add” when you’re done to save the event.

You won’t want to use the Events feature for everything that is going on in the parish. This is really for Featured Events. For instance, if your parish is planning special study groups and/or activities during Lent, this is the use for Featured Events! Set Ash Wednesday on March 1, and then add in Bible Studies, Stations of the Cross, youth activities, fish dinners, etc.

In addition, tell your parishioners about the Featured Events in at least two different places outside the app.

A sample bulletin announcement might be: “Be sure to check out our Lenten Featured Events using myParish App. It’s a quick way to see what is happening during Lent here at St. Meinrad’s. Don’t have the App? Aren’t sure how to use it? Please ask a parish staff member or call the parish office at xxx-xxx-xxxx.”

You can also put a similar message on your parish Facebook page: “Don’t miss any of St. Meinrad’s Featured Events during Lent. As we grow in holiness, we also want to grow in communication! Use the myParish App to stay in touch during this holy season. Don’t have the App or not sure how to use it? Talk to a parish staff person or call the parish office.”

If  you’re going to be using the App heavily (during Lent, for instance), the Sunday before Ash Wednesday would be an excellent time to host a “Redownload Sunday.” Break out the t-shirts from your Launch Kit, and round up volunteers for each Mass to help those who don’t yet have the app, or need a quick tutorial.

Happy event planning!

advent

It’s The Holy Days – Don’t Forget!

Advent is a busy time at the parish. And you know that the phones will be ringing (“What time is midnight Mass?”)

Using myParish App Messages is a great way to keep your parishioners updated.  Many parishes have Penance Services during Advent. Use Messages to send out reminders to your faith community a week or so before, and then the day before. Do the same with the Holy Day on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception when you’re likely to have a different Mass schedule. Of course, parishes have a variety of Masses for Christmas and January 1.

You’ll also want to make sure your parish’s myParish App calendar is kept up-to-date. You might even want to put a prominent reminder in the bulletin that says something like, “Make sure to check myParish App for calendar and event updates during Advent and Christmas.”

Happy Holy Days!

Did You Get The Message?

With an upgrade to myParish App, sending messages is even easier. Before, you had to have computer access to send a message. Now, you can create and send a message within the app.

Here’s how:

  • Make sure you are logged in to the app, and you have administrator privileges.
  • In the top right-hand corner, next to your parish name, click on the four square icon.
  • Now, click on the message icon:      speech-bubble

 

  • On the lower right corner, you’ll see the message icon inside a circle. Click on that.
  • You should now have a “New Message” field. Write your message, choose a category, the publish date, and whether or not you’d like to send the message as a “push” notification. When you’re ready, hit “send.”

That’s it! We hope this makes messaging easier for you as an app administrator. As always, if you need help or have questions, please go to our support page for information.