2012 Catholic Parish Website of the Year Award

I’m happy to be one of the judges for Catholic Tech Talk’s 2012 Parish Website of the Year award! From the announcement:

Is your church effectively leveraging its website as a communication tool? Are you proud of your website? Or know of a shining example that deserves promotion? If so, this contest is for you! The contest is being sponsored by Liturgical Publications with awards going to the top 3 websites submitted. There’s no cost to submit your website and it will only take a few minutes of your time. For more information on the contest, please check out our Contest page.

Entries must be received by April 30, with winners being announced on June 4. Do you think your parish’s web site makes the grade? Enter it today!

My New Blog at Catholic Tech Talk

Two weeks ago I responded to a call for bloggers at Catholic Tech Talk and — despite my lack of professional tech credentials — they have accepted me! My new blog is called Missionaries to the Digital Continent. Here’s how I described its “mission statement” in my inaugural post:

The name of this blog… comes from the words of Pope Benedict XVI, who has described the world of social media as new grounds for evangelization. In my posts I will explore how the Church can utilize social media for its mission to œmake disciples of all nations.  (Mt 28:19) I am convinced that, if the faith is to be passed on, especially to the so-called œdigital natives,  the Church must learn to navigate this new continent. I am particularly sensitive to offering practical, œhow-to -style pieces since, in my experience, most people working in the Church don’t avoid technology because they don’t see the value, but because they simply don’t know where to start.

JonathanFSullivan.com will continue to be my primary blog and the place to find information on what I’m up to. I plan on posting at Missionaries to the Digital Continent about once a week; my latest post explores the difference between Facebook pages and groups, and which is better suited for parishes.

You can find Missionaries to the Digital Continent at www.catholictechtalk.com/blogs/missionaries.