Catholic Tech Talk

QR Code Best Practices

If you haven’t realized it yet, the QR code is making a major comeback. Here are some basic tips on how to create one, and some unique ways parishes are using them to help guide parishioners during Mass.

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The Best Devotional Apps You NEED on Your Phone

For those searching for a more structured prayer guide and the accountability that comes with it, devotional apps are the way to go. Check out our favorite ones and consider downloading one or two to jumpstart your spiritual life this advent season.

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Writing Not Your Thing? Apps to Help with Grammar, Clarity and More

When it comes to crafting content and policing grammar, even the most accomplished writers need a helping hand now and then. Here are five websites and apps that will aid in the quality, readability, and grammar of your parish’s written communications.

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Top 10 Ways to Encourage Parishioners to Share their Email Address

If you don’t keep track of parishioner emails, your contact list is incomplete. Not only does email provide the parish an almost instantaneous way to connect, but it also allows you to stay in touch without the added cost of traditional mailings.

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How Facebook Stories Can Work for Your Parish

As Facebook and its metrics move more towards “pay for play” advertising methods, parishes without a marketing budget need to find other ways to engage and inspire followers. A great tool that you may not be using is Facebook Stories.

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Tips to Using Your Parish App Well

From push notifications and group messaging, to links to daily readings and your weekly bulletin, a parish app brings a wealth of information to your parishioners. However, just because you can do it all, doesn’t mean you necessarily should.

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Why You Need to Stop Featuring a Building on Your Homepage

If we want to attract people to our faith community, we need show them who makes up our congregation. Is it full of growing families, professional millennials, or active seniors? It’s time to show people “who” you’re made of — here’s how.

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You Don’t Need a Professional Camera to Take Great Photos

The smartphone has reimagined what we can share with our community. If you have yet to start taking photos of the best moments of your church, now is the time to start. Check out some fundamental tips for taking images that are worthy of being shared!

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Copyright Violations are a Big Deal — Here’s Why

From large corporations like Disney or Amazon, to local creators selling content on Etsy shops, copying, sharing or utilizing without images or content permission can be a big deal. Here is the lowdown on copyright violations, and why (and how!) you should avoid them.

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Instagram & Your Parish (Social Media Summer Series)

Popular with bloggers, influencers, and riddled with hashtags, with a little bit of intentionality, your church’s content can be sought-after. Here are some easy and engaging ways to make Instagram work for your parish.

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How to Share the Good Works of Your Parish with Parishioners & Beyond!

Amazing things are happening at your parish, but does your community know about it? From bulletin blurbs to email blasts, social media posts to pulpit announcements, read on for tips on sharing the news with others.

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Facebook & Your Parish (Social Media Summer Series)

From sharing news of your thriving faith community, photos from your latest festival, and Father’s latest Gospel reflection, there are numerous ways you can utilize Facebook for Christ. If your parish has yet to join this extremely popular online community, it’s time to hop on the bandwagon.

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