Proclaiming the Gospel with joy and mercy calls for effective and bold parish communications. This workshop will share creative and innovative ways in which parish communities can make the most of social media, including Facebook, emerging forms of communication as well as strengthening well established forms of parish communication including the parish bulletin and PowerPoint slides. Tips for the sourcing of contemporary images, consistency of parish branding and sources of support will be shared. This session will also showcase examples of parishes effectively using social media and traditional media for the purpose of evangelisation and participants will be introduced to resources such as Xt3.com, opening up ways that your parish can tap into resources already available to the Church in this time of change and opportunity.
About Laura and Gelina
Laura Bradley has worked at Xt3.com (the Catholic youth website run by the Archdiocese of Sydney) for the last six years. Laura is a media graduate and was a Youth Minister in the Diocese of Broken Bay for two years. Laura has a passion for youth ministry, specifically online evangelization and capturing great Catholic content to share with the world. She has been married to her American husband Joseph Cain for three years.
Gelina Montierro has worked in the Vocation Centre in the Archdiocese of Sydney and currently works for Xt3.com as a communications and digital media expert. She is a media graduate and is passionate about creative media evangelisation. With a background in digital design, she has produced multimedia content for several Catholic organisations, most prominently for CFC – Youth for Christ and Singles for Christ, in which she has been a leader for the past 7 years.