Does your parish have talented photographers, writers, videographers and designers? You will never know unless you ask! We encourage you to start a Communications Ministry that is devoted to inspiring, informing and inviting your parishioners to become more engaged at your parish.

Sample Description for a Communication Ministry
The Communications Ministry serves the parish through various electronic and written communication tools. Our volunteers help with the preparation of the weekly bulletin, develop and maintain the parish website through the use of photos, written word and video and create weekly email/e-blasts. This ministry is essential in providing up-to-date information to our parishioners. We have a great opportunity to be “sowers of the seed.” the Word of the Lord!
Volunteers are always welcome to assist, particularly if you have a communications or marketing background and are bilingual.

Sample Volunteer Descriptions
Publications We are seeking volunteers who are proficient in Microsoft Word, Publisher, and/or PowerPoint that would like to assist in the creation of the weekly bulletin, bi-monthly parish newsletter, and/or other communications such as slideshows.
Website Put your web design and/or graphic design skills to use by helping the varied ministries of our parish promote and publicize their activities on our parish website.
Photo/Video We seek individuals who have an interest and willingness to photograph/videotape important parish events. You will need to provide your own equipment.
Sample Announcement to Promote Communications Ministry
We are launching a new Communications Ministry to support the parish and the ministries within our parish. This ministry will consist of 10-15 people that will work to continually improve parish-wide communications through all available channels and increase the engagement of parishioners.

  • Maintain social media sites
  • Facilitate updates to parish website
  • Edit video homilies
  • Publication of a monthly e-newsletter and a printed semi-annual newsletter
  • Promote parish and parish ministry events
  • Assist with marketing and public relation efforts of the parish
  • Research and develop best communication applications & platforms
  • Gather and communicate feedback from parishioners

Ideal members will have experience in one or more of the following: Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Graphic Design, Writing, Photography, Public Speaking, Event Promotion, Publication of Materials, Website Maintenance.

More Information:
Visit the Diocesan Online Communications Guide for tips on bulletin design, writing, branding and other great resources.