Keeping Communication a Priority
In most of the ACC council meetings I have attended, communication inevitably comes as a topic of discussion. How are you communicating to pastoral councils? The parish at large? What is the consistent message you are sending? Good communication fosters good working relationships, increases trust, and improves support and engagement.
The Diocese of St. Cloud has entered into an agreement with Diocesan (a company that assists parishes with communications resources) to provide a software platform called Evangelus and develop a customized app for all Area Catholic Communities — for the cost of $60 per month per ACC. Evangelus would allow ACCs to easily reach parishioners through email, text, app, social media and websites. The app can be designed to match the needs of your specific community, providing your parishioners and community with news, messages, homilies, reminders about events, calendars, Mass times, readings, videos, a connection to all online giving solutions, and many other faith-building resources.
Pastors and ACC planning council chairpersons were recently invited to participate in a webinar about the app and Evangelus to explain more about how they work. You can view the recorded webinar here:
. The combined use of Evangelus and the app can be valuable tools for helping to facilitate communications among parishes and parishioners as your ACC forms.
If you have questions, please contact communications director Joe Towalski at
, or 320-258-7624.