Parish Communicators Training Session

Join us for a 90 minute online session full of tips and advice on how to ensure that your parish Facebook page is the best it can be.

Includes:

- Tips and guidance on content for Facebook and other social media platforms.

- Ideas and advice for other media forms - parish newsletters, posters/pamphlets and websites.

- A chance to hear from, and share, experiences and tips with other parish communicators.

- Follow-up practical support from the Archdiocesan communications director.

This event is for those who are administrators of a Parish Facebook page and/or who assist their parish priest in comms related work, such as compiling the parish newsletter. Its main focus will be Facebook. Please confirm your attendance with your parish priest.

The session will be hosted by Matt Meade, the communications director of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. There are 15 spots available at this session. One person per parish.

To register, emailĀ matthew.meade@staned.org.uk, stating your parish.

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Social media prayer storm for soon to be Catholics!

Parishioners from across the Archdiocese have sent prayers to those preparing to become Catholic this Easter.

We called for our Facebook followers to post a prayer message for those who took part in Sunday's Rite of Election at St Mary's Cathedral.

Parishioners were quick to respond. Lynda Kay wrote: "Fantastic news. Will keep you in my prayers. Best decision you will ever make xx".

Some wrote messages about their own experience of being received into the Catholic church. Zena Rita wrote: "Praying for you! I did the same 15 years ago and never regretted it."

"Prayers are with you all," wrote Sandra Tait. "...this was one of the best feelings in the world when I was received into the Catholic Church."

Archbishop Leo Cushley thanked everyone for offering prayers and encouragement for the candidates and catechumans. He said: "These people look forward eagerly to celebrating the Easter mysteries and joining us in the Catholic Church. It's a reminder to Catholics of the great privilege we have already to be able to receive the Lord's body and blood."

He met with candidates and catechumans after the Rite of Initiation on Sunday.

They intend to become Catholics at Easter Vigil Masses across the Archdiocese on the evening of Saturday 11th March.

(Photos: Benedicta Lin)