At the Catholic Marketing Network conference, I had the chance to visit in person with Shane O’Flaherty of Growing The Faith about the OneParish app. You may remember this awesome new tool from our Allison Gingras’ June overview. Shane recently provided the following helpful update on the app. If you’re looking to take your parish to the next level in terms of prayer, engagement, and stewardship, take a look at the OneParish app. Lisa
The OneParish app was created by the founders of Growing the Faith for Catholics to enrich their faith and engage in their parish community on their time, anywhere! The vision is for each person to feel a stronger sense of belonging to their Catholic community. We believe a more engaged parish, who helps people connect and grow in their faith, inspires increased evangelization, connection, involvement and ensures the long term health of a parish. A connected parish is a healthy parish.
The key features of the OneParish app include Pope Francis tweets, daily Mass readings, Saint of the Day, Relevant Radio, Mass time finder to locate Mass/Confessional/Adoration times when you are on the road and a convenient mobile donation tool that you can donate not only to your parish but any parish in the country when you are traveling. If your parish is engaged in the free platform, then it includes your parish directory at your fingertips, and in the future an intentions stream, pastor messaging, and a calendaring/scheduling system.
Copyright 2014 Lisa M. Hendey