DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, has launched a new initiative entitled Meet Me in Church (www.meetmein.church). Initially launched to promote the Office of the School of Evangelization’s “Joy of Encountering Christ” program, Meet Me in Church is an open invitation to reconnect and re-engage with the Church, the community, and with God.
The Meet Me in Church website features information about the School of Evangelization’s one-day pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families, which takes place on Wednesday, September 23rd, in Philadelphia. In coming months, the website will evolve to become an online hub for all diocesan and parish level events. “Meet Me in Church is another step forward in our efforts of evangelization,” said Monsignor Kieran Harrington, Chairman of DeSales Media Group. “Our hope is for everyone to use this new website to stay connected and informed as we grow in our faith.”
In addition to the online hub, Meet Me in Church incorporates print and outdoor elements. Parish materials such as banners and posters will be distributed to raise awareness about the website and to promote the pilgrimage. Parishes can also customize Meet Me in Church materials to incorporate local events, photos and programs; “Save the Date” postcards continue the personal invitation theme of Meet Me in Church.
“With the announcement of the Evangelization and Renewal Springboard 2015-2018 entitled The Joy of Encountering Christ – The Family’s Hope, we knew that we needed a new approach to reach the nearly 80,000 people that have been baptized in our diocese but are not actively participating in our churches. We want our faithful, their families and friends, to be aware and participate in all the great programs that we have, so they can find the joy of encountering Christ,” said Theodore Musco, Executive Director of School of Evangelization and Director of the Office of Faith Formation.