Hello and Welcome!
You may be asking, When did the Cathedral get a blog?
Or even, Why does the Cathedral have a blog?
Those are good questions, and what better place to address them than here in our inaugural post!
Pope Francis’ message for the 48th World Communications Day beckons us to embrace the growing forms of digital communication as a way to fulfill the call for the New Evangelization.
By means of the internet, the Christian message can reach “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Keeping the doors of our churches open also means keeping them open in the digital environment so that people, whatever their situation in life, can enter, and so that the Gospel can go out to reach everyone. We are called to show that the Church is the home of all. Are we capable of communicating the image of such a Church? Communication is a means of expressing the missionary vocation of the entire Church; today the social networks are one way to experience this call to discover the beauty of faith, the beauty of encountering Christ. In the area of communications too, we need a Church capable of bringing warmth and of stirring hearts.
It’s undeniable that the world is moving more rapidly towards the use of social media outlets as a regular source of information and community. Here at the Cathedral, our hope is that an increased web presence from us will translate into a closer and more dynamic fellowship within the church, throughout our ministries, and in our homes. One of the many ways we plan to do this is through regular blog postings about parish life–both upcoming and past events. We will also be adding an Instagram page and Pinterest page to the Cathedral’s social media line up, along with expanding our use of both Facebook and Twitter.
We look forward to getting to know you more, sharing parish life with you, and keeping you informed!