Parish Communication During COVID-19
Addressing Your Communication Needs During the Pandemic Crisis
Resources and Support You Need
At Diocesan, we are committed to seeing you through this crisis. It is our mission to help your parish thrive even while facing new and unexpected challenges. Below we have centralized access to guidance and resources to aid your parish community in dealing with the current circumstances. If you need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-994-9817 and we will be glad to help.
myParish App: Digital Strategies for COVID-19
This previously recorded webinar discusses some strategies and best practices supporting and staying connected with parishioners during COVID-19.
Optimizing Your Communication
People Rely on Your Bulletin
Your parish bulletin is a time-tested resource for parishioners and visitors to find the most accurate information they need regarding sacraments and parish life. When all else fails, people look to the bulletin for parish news and information.
We have outlined a series of bulletin strategies and best practices for effective ongoing communication during this crisis.
myParish App: Your Digital Parish
From messages and quick access to the digital bulletin to offering easy access to the Mass and liturgical prayers, your parish app may be your biggest asset to maintaining effective communication and helping parishioners sustain their faith life during the pandemic.
Please review our strategies for helping your parishioners weather the storm and stay connected using your parish’s app.
Your Parish Website
Your parish website is the hub of your online presence. Direct people to your website for the latest news regarding the effect of COVID-19 on your parish community. Here are a few quick tips to get you started.
- Create a dedicated page or section on your website for details related to the Coronavirus.
- Important information should be clearly visible on your home page.
- Encourage people to visit frequently for the most current information.
Need assistance? Our web team is ready to help at 1-800-994-9817.
Your bulletin remains a vital piece of parish communication during this pandemic, and can still be as easy to get as grabbing it on your way out of church. In addition to convenient access through myParish App, it is also simple for people to subscribe to your weekly bulletin at DiscoverMass.com. Subscribers are automatically emailed your digital bulletin every week.
To subscribe to your parish bulletin:
- Go to DiscoverMass.com and find your parish.
- Select the BULLETINS tab and click the yellow “Sign Up Today” button.
- Complete the form and click “Register”.
Connect with More Parishioners
Assets for Promoting Your Parish App
To optimize your parish communications it is essential to be able to reach as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. Here is a series of graphics available for download for you to include in your bulletin, email, website, or on Facebook to let parishioners know that you will be sending out parish info through your app.
(To save a graphic to your computer, simply click the link, then right click on the image, and select Save Image As…)
An easy way to invite people to download your parish’s app is by telling them to:
“Text APP to 88202”
We Are Here To Help
During this health concern, your parish needs to communicate important information with parishioners, and with circumstances changing daily and weekly, many parishioners are looking for guidance regarding how these matters relate to their faith practices and community.
As has always been the case, at Diocesan, we are here to help you maintain good communication in your parish for the immediate and long term unity of your community and faith life of your parishioners.
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Join us in Prayer – for an end to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Novena Prayer to St. Rocco
O Great St. Rocco, deliver us, we beseech thee, from the scourges of God; through thy intercession, preserve our bodies from contagious diseases, and our souls from the contagion of sin. Obtain for us salubrious air; but, above all, purity of heart. Assist us to make good use of health, to bear suffering with patience; and, after thy example, to live in the practice of penance and charity, that we may one day enjoy the happiness which thou has merited by thy virtues.
St. Rocco, pray for us (say three times).