It is not enough to be passersby on the digital highways, simply “connected”; connections need to grow into true encounters. We cannot live apart, closed in on ourselves. We need to love and to be loved…Let our communication be a balm which relieves pain and a fine wine which gladdens hearts. May the light we bring to others not be the result of cosmetics or special effects, but rather of our being loving and merciful “neighbours” to those wounded and left on the side of the road. Let us boldly become citizens of the digital world. The Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, in order to dialogue with people today and to help them encounter Christ.”
MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 48TH WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter [Sunday, 1 June 2014]
At St. Augustine’s Church we are pursuing new opportunities to foster a stronger parish life and better engage the New Evangelization. As a part of these efforts, we are happy to announce that St. Augustine’s Church now has its own app for Apple and Android phones.
Our new app will allow us to send you useful and important messages throughout the week regarding our parish life and events, and allow you to reply to messages or RSVP for events.
There will be no need for parishioners with smartphones to remember to silence their phones before Mass. The app will send you a reminder to silence your phone 20 minutes before the Mass you select. Many more great features will be a help to all of us, such as daily Mass readings, Catholic news, prayers and prayer reminders, Confession reminders, and our weekly bulletin.
So, be sure to download the app after Mass today by visiting myparishapp.com or searching for myparish on your phone’s app store, and stay connected with us all week long.
The best way to get to know the app is to explore all the buttons on the dashboard. The dashboard buttons are self-explanatory and offer faith-based reflections and devotions as well as up-to-date information in the parish. The video below offers a helpful guide through the dashboard. If you love the app, share your love with another parishioner!
Click here to Download myParish at the App Store on Google Play.
Have an iPhone? Click here to Download myParish