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Sharing faith on Facebook

Many people feel fearful about sharing their faith, but that is exactly what we are called to do. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19 If people aren’t ready to share their faith stories after […]

FREE Photos and Design Software

When it comes to creating engaging and meaningful content on social media it can be overwhelming. Canva is a free to use design software and APP. You can use it to create social media posts, posters, flyers and more. The following websites offer a database of photos that are free to download. These photos can […]

Do I Need a Facebook Strategy?

Yes, your page will be more successful if you have a strategy. There are many ways you can improve your Page. Firstly you need to choose a goal – Increase page likes, Increase engagement or Increase your reach. Encourage engagement by asking open ended questions. What are your prayer intentions for today? What is your […]

Tip to increase your Page Likes

Here is a quick and easy way to increase your Facebook page likes. At the bottom of your post click on the like count as circled below. A box will appear showing the names of people who have responded to your post. If there is someone who currently does not like your Facebook page an […]

Synod Discussion Phase November 2021

Resources for Social Media Beginning October 2021, the synodal process will involve our diocese along with others around the world in a phase of listening that “will integrate the Synodal Process into the life of the local Church in creative ways that promote and deepen communion, fuller participation, and a more fruitful mission.” This diocesan […]

Other Social Media Post Ideas

St Vincent de Paul Society You may like to promote the great work of the St Vincent de Paul Society a good time to do this would be on the feast day 27 September. You may want to encourage people to donate their time, food or household goods to this worthy cause. “Love the poor. […]

Promote Alpha

Choose from these three short promotional videos featuring people from the Christchurch Diocese who have participated in a Alpha course. You may want to feature a video on your parish… Facebook Page Post Alpha Facebook Event Page Post Website Alpha page Link on email newsletter

20 Ideas for your PARISH Facebook Posts

Share an image and quote on Feast Days Promote upcoming Parish Events Advertise the times of your parish Prayer Groups Share a formation video from Ascension Presents Share a quote from your Parish priest on the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday Share some ‘behind the scenes’ pictures and stories from your pastoral staff Promote products […]