A new resource for parishes
Ever since the internet first became available, the Church has always sought to promote its use in the service of the encounter between persons, and of solidarity among all. – Pope Francis.
On the webpage of the Irish Bishops is a new feature named Digital Hub, which seeks to assist dioceses and parishes to effectively ‘put out into the deep of the net’ in terms of broadcasting, live streaming and sharing content online. Wherever you are in terms of preparedness, the Digital Hub can help you in the creation and management of your website and social media content.
The resources available on Digital Hub are gleaned from current best practice in the Church across Ireland. You will find a mixture of guidelines and principles for engaging on the digital highways; an overview of digital media platforms so as you can understand how to best use them in a faith context; and an A – Z of technology terms such as hashtags, to find out about their use, and to learn about managing paid content on your social media pages.
Another feature of the Digital Hub is multimedia content featuring videos, interviews and podcasts. To inspire and encourage your work, we will update the hub with short ‘how to’ videos and audio podcasts including interviews with experienced practitioners already providing an online and Church faith presence. The following are some of the 'Quick Links' that you will see on the website whose link is found below:
Guidelines & Principles