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Join our conversation with Lincoln Ho, previous Digital Media Strategist with the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, where we discuss various topics surrounding social media usage.

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Unique Ways Churches Can Use Their Outdoor Signage

Unique Ways Churches Can Use Their Outdoor Signage

Outdoor signage is an essential tool for churches to communicate with their congregation and the wider community. However, it can be much more than just displaying service times or upcoming events. With a little creativity and strategic thinking, churches can use...

How to Have a Unique and Effective Church Bulletin Board

How to Have a Unique and Effective Church Bulletin Board

Church bulletin boards are more than just displays of information; they are opportunities to engage, inspire, and create a sense of community within your congregation. A well-designed and thoughtfully curated bulletin board can capture attention, communicate important...

Crafting a Meaningful Mission Statement for Your Parish

Crafting a Meaningful Mission Statement for Your Parish

A mission statement serves as a guiding compass, directing an organization's efforts and uniting its members toward a common purpose. In the case of a parish, a mission statement plays a vital role in defining its identity, values, and aspirations. It provides a...

Crafting a Memorable Logo for Your Parish: A Step-by-Step Guide

Crafting a Memorable Logo for Your Parish: A Step-by-Step Guide

A well-designed logo can visually represent the identity and values of your parish, creating a strong and recognizable presence. This blog post will provide you with a step-by-step guide to creating a meaningful and impactful logo for your parish. Let's explore the...

10 Ways to Encourage Event Attendance

10 Ways to Encourage Event Attendance

              Often parishes find similar people attend most parish events. Although this is a vital base you need to reach, it’s important to reach a new group of parishioners while also getting the community involved as a whole. Events continue to be a vital aspect...

Ukrainian Catholic Parish Bulletin Inserts

Ukrainian Catholic Parish Bulletin Inserts

Use Our Articles For Your Parish BulletinFeel free to use our articles published on our website to use in your parish bulletins. To use these articles, please credit each article with a preface of "This article was published on www.eeparchy.com" and change the font...

Ukrainian Catholic Copyright Free Photos

Ukrainian Catholic Copyright Free Photos

Ensure the photos you use in your parish are copyright-free, using photos found off of Google Images is often copyrighted content and not fair use for parish communications. To find generic copyright-free photos, use websites...

Guide to Ukrainian Catholic Parish Websites

Guide to Ukrainian Catholic Parish Websites

Why Have a Parish Website? In a recent survey done in the United States, it was discovered that 97% of consumers search for local organizations online and 89% of individuals search for local organizations once a week on their smartphone. If your parish is not online,...

Why Your Parish Needs a Communication Plan

Why Your Parish Needs a Communication Plan

What is a communication plan? The objective of a communication plan is to create strategies and processes that spread the message of a particular organization, solicit donations and call for volunteers. A good communication plan is vital for transparent parish...

How to Become a More Welcoming Parish

How to Become a More Welcoming Parish

I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 25:35)Hospitality in the Early ChurchThe word hospitality is derived from the Latin word hospes, which means guest. To be hospitable is to be welcoming and friendly to guests. In Greek, the word for hospitality is...

Guide to Social Media for Ukrainian Catholic Churches

Guide to Social Media for Ukrainian Catholic Churches

Why Should My Parish Have Social Media?Social media has been in use for two decades, with 85% of Canadians using social media, a number that will only continue to grow. With the ability to connect to over 32 million Canadians, social media is a perfect opportunity for...

16 Ways To Welcome New Parishioners to Church

16 Ways To Welcome New Parishioners to Church

The Parish Welcoming Committee plays a central role in helping our parishes become more vibrant and welcoming communities.  The welcoming committee is the face and heart of the parish to new members, visitors and even other members of the parish.  They help to build...

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40+ Outreach Ideas

40+ Outreach Ideas E-Book

  • 10 free outreach tools for your parish
  • 5 simple ways to welcome new parishioners
  • 10 free content ideas for your parish
  • 10 website tips for your parish
  • 8 common traditional outreach methods (with 24 ideas)
  • 8 common modern outreach methods (with 22 ideas)
40+ Outreach Ideas

Annual Outreach Plan

  • Plan overview and mission statement 
  • Social mission statement 
  • Traditional outreach plans
  • Modern outreach plans
  • Month-to-month plan
Events Plan

Event Planner

  • Event plan overview
  • Event scope
  • Ticket offering method
  • Risk mitigation 
  • Event equipment/additional purchases needed
  • Promotion plan
  • Post-event follow-up
40+ Outreach Ideas

Becoming a More Welcoming Parish Survey Results

An Eparchial-wide survey conducted in 2015 examining how welcoming our parishes are. 

Ukrainian Catholic Social Media Post Ideas

Example of Facebook and Instagram Posts

We put together a small e-book with examples of our Facebook and Instagram posts that received more engagement than usual. Feel free to use these social media posts as ideas for your parish outreach.

Let’s Work Together to Share the Good News

For individuals and parishes in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, you can request a presentation and assistance getting any outreach method set-up for your parish. Send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!  

Communications@eeparchy.com