Growing Your Following

As social distancing and shelter in place orders began to take effect across North America this past spring, our analytics team took a look at traffic on parish Facebook pages. The week over week numbers from March 10-16 vs. March 3-9 astounded us. (You were probably growing your following at this point too!) Average 834% […]

Facebook Groups and Ministry

If you this past spring you were scrambling to move your ministries online for the foreseeable future, there are dozens of tools available. But one tool, in particular, is a godsend for the way you’re already communicating – Facebook Groups and ministry! A Facebook Group is a bit like a page, but with more focus […]

Picture Frames and Pinned Posts

With public Masses suspended across the United States, this past spring charitable contributions were in freefall at many parishes. The churches that are thriving right now did triage quickly in the spring, using various digital techniques and tools. Since the Sunday plate may no longer suffice, it’s time to ask everyone to move to online […]

Livestreaming Mass Right Now

As we move into month six of the coronavirus pandemic, some parishes are wondering, “Should we just direct people to the daily Mass on EWTN and shut down our livestream?” Other parishes have made the decision to livestream Mass themselves. The truth is, you need to be livestreaming Mass right now, and don’t stop. Here’s […]

Social Media Management Tools

Do you find it challenging to keep up with the activity on your parish Facebook page? Has your parish Twitter page stopped tweeting? Does your Instagram seem more like a telegram? Thankfully, there are some social media management tools out there to help out. We know that it can be tough for a person to […]

Using Facebook’s Profanity Filter

Every now and again, someone will wander onto your parish’s Facebook page, disparaging the Church or people of faith more generally. Luckily you can mute them, but if you’re looking for an easier way to intercept them¬†before¬†they cause trouble, consider using Facebook’s profanity filter. This setting is buried inside of your parish’s Facebook page settings. […]

The New Digital Evangelization

Ever since Pope Saint John Paul II coined the phrase, the Church has been laser-focused on the New Evangelization. He promised this would bring about a new springtime for the Body of Christ. And there are a lot of tools you can use to bring this springtime about. Here in the CSM office, we talk […]

Other Benefits of Facebook Live

Facebook Live is a powerful tool that parishes and schools can use to share live video from events, ceremonies, and speakers. One major benefit to using Facebook Live is that Facebook will track which people watch your event, and then make sure those people see your content at the top of their feed in the […]