ACMPress – DULUTH – Cal Porter, IT systems manager at Mary, Queen of Angels parish in Duluth, was all smiles Monday morning, having successfully launched the parish’s debut MySpace page.
“What an exciting day!” he told ACMPress. “I’m pretty geeked to finally bring our parish into the digital age, giving parishioners the opportunity to interact with the church in a cutting edge way. Social media is all the rage nowadays, so we had to get with it.”
Porter demonstrated how a parishioner could access the parish bulletin, get information about upcoming events, register for volunteer opportunities, and look at cat pictures.
“What I’m most excited about is being able to link to events happening throughout the diocese,” he said. “And the commenting feature! It’s almost like talking with people without using the phone. And just yesterday I found the Vatican’s website, so I can link to that as well. So cool!”
He mentioned he has plans to further expand the parish’s on-line presence. “I’ve heard Google+ is a super hot spot, so I’m checking it out.”
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