First Down (October 7, 2018)

Dear Friends,

There is so much activity at St. Patrick. With many people serving, being formed as Disciples of Jesus Christ and developing future plans to better serve our people and the greater community, our work never stops. The challenge for any organization that serves and involves many people is how to effectively communicate information to those people.

After many years in ministry I am no longer surprised when someone says they never knew or even heard about important things going on at the parish. It might even be something that we have talked about for months and communicated through different mediums and still there are some who will not know what might be important to the parish. In many churches the traditional form of communication would be the use of a bulletin. For older generations it might still be the most comfortable way to stay informed. For others today, there are many other technological ways to stay informed.

I would like to encourage as many parishioners as possible to stay informed about our parish by signing up and receiving our weekly email blast. So many people do use email as a way to communicate and receive information that is important. The parish wants to keep all parishioners apprised of important information about parish activities and decisions that are made that will have a huge impact on St. Patrick.

Once a week, on Thursdays, our parish sends out an email with important information that we would want parishioners to know. Not only the written words, but graphics, photos, podcasts and brief videos that relay information as quickly and easily as possible, to as many people as possible. If you are a parishioner who is not currently receiving our email, please sign up by either emailing the parish office or going on our parish website to sign up.

It is the desire of parish leadership to keep everyone informed with the important information. Receiving this email may be the best way to get the greatest amount of information regarding what is really happening in the parish and to let you know how the challenges of the parish are being addressed.

I hope many sign up for this weekly email blast. It is an effective way to communicate to our people.

Peace in Christ,

Fr. Eric