His words represent exactly what we, your Diocesan Communications ministry, are committed to delivering. We want you to see our posts on Facebook and feel like you want to be Catholic. We want you to see our pictures on Instagram and fall in love with your Catholic faith. We want you to follow our tweets on Twitter and feel motivated to take a stand for your Catholic conscience. We want you to watch our videos on YouTube and appreciate the beauty and history of our region’s Catholic story. We want you to listen to The Bridge radio shows and feel connected to your Catholic leadership. We want you to read the Rio Grande Catholic newspaper and feel on fire to be Catholic. We want you to engage with your parish vía MyParish App and feel empowered by community. We want all the work we do here at this ministry to glorify God and make You, our audience, want to celebrate being Catholic!
Communicating our faith in a way that resonates deep within your soul is our goal. In a time when modern means of global communication can at times ironically keep people isolated, our hope is that we deliver a Catholic message that connects and prompts a dialogue about your faith. We also intentionally try reaching former Catholics that have left the Church for “shinier” practices or even left Christianity all together. For those, we attempt to understand their feelings of being let down and attempt to open their hearts by communicating Catholic messages of encouragement and truth.
We work diligently to tell local faith stories but we want you to know we are always listening. We believe it is important that as we communicate the message of our Catholic faith, we must also listen to the responses. Your interactions on social media, your responses to what we broadcast on radio, your prayer intentions sent through MyParish App and the letters we receive at The Rio Grande Catholic are just as important, if not more important, as the content we distribute. We take our ministry seriously and we take how you feel about your Church to heart.
In the words of Pope Francis, “The challenge is to rediscover, through the means of social communication as well as by personal contact, the beauty that is at the heart of our existence and our journey, the beauty of faith and of the encounter with Christ. Even in this world of communications, the Church must warm the hearts of men and women.” We hope our ministry warms your hearts. We ask that you keep watching, listening, reading, following and most importantly interacting. We ask that you keep doing the work of the Lord in your parishes and beyond that creates the stories your Diocesan Communications ministry is proud to tell.
Together, let’s make others want to be Catholic.