Author:Brad West

I live in Palm Coast, FL with my family and have assisted my local parish with our website and communications. Our parishes today can benefit a great deal from technology. Whether it's improving communications, community building, evangelizing, business operations, and much more; we have the tools today. To help provide some direction and advice to parishes and parishioners, I wrote and published an eBook titled "The Connected Church" which is available through Barnes and Noble (Nooks and Nook apps) as well as Amazon (Kindle and Kindle apps).
  • crisleem

    I work at our parish as the DRE. I have set up a Religious Education page and a Youth Group page. Our priest is connected to both and I delete anyone that is not in our parish or a parent (not living with) any of the students or teens. Which only happened twice in three years. Everywhere that we have it listed we ask parents to join. Kids must have parent’s permission to join. But of course there’s no way to prove they actually did get permission. But there’s only so much we can do about some things. Our church as a whole does not have it’s own page. We have a website and that’s all we really need. We don’t need the few of us that work there to manage any more than what we have already.

    • Brad West

      I like this. Sounds like a great plan that is well thought out, has purpose, and the process in place to maintain it.

  • techrament ?

    Social media is changing the way teens envision authority.

  • Kevin Archer

    My 2014 Lent project is to build a social network ( for our diocese of San Bernardino, California. I specifically designed it as a regional network which includes resources for all the local catholic churches and church associated organizations. My hope is to provide a god/church focused face-book type alternative, with personalized, relevant local content. Dei Gratia is now in beta and should launch by Easter 2014.