Tech Talk: New Website Bridges the Gap Between Catholicism and Social Networks


Editor’s Note: Today we welcome the founders of, a new website that enables users to send Mass cards electronically to friends and loved ones. Find out more about this fascinating new use of technology and social media to aid prayer and evangelization! –Barb

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Earlier this week, Pope Francis established a new Secretariat for Communications. The Pope wrote that the development of digital media, with its converging technologies and interactive capabilities, “requires a rethinking of the information system of the Holy See.” This message from Pope Francis calls for all Catholics on an individual basis to look for more effective means of communicating in today’s digital world.


Pope Francis has called for all Catholics to extend their faith, and the growing network of social media presents many opportunities for Catholics to spread this evangelism. A new site that is bridging the gap between Catholicism and social networks is Holy-Post allows Catholics to send eMassCards for remembrances and celebrations via email, and provides a way to share the eMassCard on your friends’ or loved ones’ Facebook Timeline, greatly extending the reach of the message. “That’s exactly why we created It’s a profound way to express your Catholic faith online or on any mobile device,” says Pat Rosenstiel, co-founder of Holy-Post.  removes the need for a trip or call to the church office and allows you to send a personalized eMassCard in minutes. Holy-Post Mass intentions are currently being said at the beautiful National Shrine of Cross in the Woods parish in Indian River, Michigan.

Check out today and send an eMassCard to recognize, honor and remember those that have and continue to be influential in your life.

“Make sure that no one misses out on God’s grace.” (Hebrews 12:15)

Visit the Holy-Post page on Facebook and follow Holy-Post on Twitter @holy_post.

Pat and KimberlyFrom Patrick Rosenstiel and Kimberly Bellissimo, the founders of Holy-Post: “We were reading Matthew Kelly’s Rediscovering Catholicism and were inspired by his definition of “holiness.” As defined by Kelly, it is the act of each member of the Catholic Church, using talents provided from God, advancing the interest and values of the Church on behalf of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. is our effort to live a more holy life. We aim to leverage our collective talents to make the Church and expressions of faith more accessible to the laity and more appealing to younger Catholics. We hope it will attract a new generation to the promises of Jesus Christ and the Holy Catholic Church and to improve the quality of all of those who wish to live a more holy and Catholic life.”

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