COVID-19 and Parish Communications

You have learned a lot about how parishioners engage with the parish over the last several months. Social distancing has allowed you to contact loyal parishioners in new ways. It has also (hopefully) provided you an opportunity to engage some people that are thinking of coming back to the Church during this unprecedented time. You’re […]

If It’s Free, You’re the Product

Your eyes have likely glazed over at the number of “free offers” you’re receiving right now. The pandemic’s effect on the worldwide economy has led to thousands of businesses peddling all kinds of products and services for free. The world of Catholicism is no different. And some of these resources are amazing. But let’s stop to […]

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 […]

Using ABOUT on Facebook

Facebook followers are often your most faithful parishioners. They not only fill the pews each week, but they are also looking to stay connected outside of Mass. Facebook contains information about these parishioners that can help you stay connected with them. By using ABOUT on Facebook, you can learn a lot about them. By clicking […]

Using Facebook Business Manager

Are you using Facebook Business Manager? Most parishes manage their Facebook page from the personal account of a pastor, staff member, or volunteer. And that’s not a bad way to go. But if more than one person is helping manage your page, or if your church runs multiple Facebook pages (like a school page, religious […]