First Some Basics
Please complete and submit all the details below to allow us to begin setting up your parish’s new app.
A Special Bonus
In addition to the default features available in myParish app, we have partnered with some great organizations to make the following features available to your parish for FREE. You may also add a custom button to your app with content from a website using an RSS feed.
A Look All Yours
Design the background graphic for your parish’s app yourself, or let our designers help you through this process.
Please select which option you would like below, then proceed to upload an image.
Step 1) Upload Image >
Tip 1: Colorful
You can modify the colors of any photo but having something with rich and vibrant colors to start with generally ends in a nicer looking image.
Tip 2: Easily Identifiable
Pick an image of something that people will easily recognize. This can be interior or exterior. The goal here is to have something parishioners will associate as being a part of your parish. Also, the image will be blurred, so do not select images with the intent of the user identifying details.
Tip 3: Vertical Orientation
Since smart phones and the app itself are designed to be taller than wide, starting with a tall portrait shape image works best. However, wide images can be cropped.
Tip 4: Image Blur
Blurring the image is a vital part of the app design for the ascetics as well as functionality. A soft background without edges or details is key to the app interface visibility and therefore ease of operation. So like it is stated in Tip 2, it is important to have an image that is recognizable even when blurred.
Step 2) Edit Image
Adjust the zoom, position and settings, or select a filter below and adjust the sliders to edit the how your image will appear.
Zoom & Position
Step 3) Approve Image
Once you are satisfied with your image as seen below for use as your app background, please approve and submit. Your app will be created within 3-5 days and you will be notified when it is ready to view. (NOTE: Your App Launch Kit will also contain a banner and graphics incorporating your app background image.)
If the image you have uploaded, as shown below, is the one you want our designers to modify for use as your parish’s app background, then please approve and submit below with the required info. (NOTE: Prior to submission of your image, please be sure to review the background image guidelines provided under Step 1, in order to minimize the turnaround time of creating your app.)
NEXT STEP: Training Upon submission of your App Design, our designers will review your design and may contact you for final approval of your app. In 3 days you will be receiving an email with instructions for proceeding with the Training portion of the App Startup process. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-997-8805.
Become an App Expert
The following training videos will help you effectively administer your parish’s new app and use it to it’s full potential.
Part 1 : Overview (8 videos)
Estimated Length: 14 minutes
myParish App Overview
These short training videos are for parish teams that have signed up for myParish App and want an in-depth walk through of every feature of the App. Join us as we touch upon every button in the App to gain a better understanding of it’s unique capabilities.
Part 2 : Administration (8 videos)
Estimated Length: 46 minutes
These training videos are for parish app administrators that have signed up for myParish App and want to learn how administer the app. Join us as we discuss how to set-up your parish’s app. Learn basic configuration, how to add content, events and messages.
Part 3 : Launching (1 video)
Estimated Length: 25 minutes
Launching myParish App
This video is for parish app administrators that have signed up for myParish App and want to learn how to conduct a successful launch of your parish’s app.
Step 2) Graphics and Announcements
Find your parish’s custom digital promotional graphics and announcements below.
NOTE: Your kit may not be available until 1 business days after the approval of your background graphic.
Step 3) Big Shipment
We will be shipping you a big box with materials to complete your launch kit. This includes a beautiful 6½ ft. custom banner, t-shirts, stickers and more. Watch the mail!