Mark the Date: Light of Faith Awards and Communications Expo on April 23

 

Representatives from all parishes, schools and diocesan entities within the Diocese of Orlando are invited to participate in the third annual Light of Faith event to be held at the Chancery in downtown Orlando on Monday, April 23, 2012.

Representatives from all parishes, schools and diocesan entities within the Diocese of Orlando are invited to participate in the third annual Light of Faith event to be held at the Chancery in downtown Orlando on Monday, April 23, 2012.

Professional development workshops are scheduled between 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Chancery courtroom.

Everyone is also invited to a Mass of Thanksgiving for the gifts of communication at St. James Cathedral celebrated by Bishop John Noonan at 5:30 p.m., followed by a brief awards ceremony and event reception.  Submissions for the Light of Faith awards are currently being accepted and the deadline for entries is February 1, 2012. For more information, click here. To RSVP for any of the workshops below, email rkurth@orlandodiocese.org.

The following speakers and presentations have been scheduled for April 23:

“New Ideas to Engage Parishioners with your Bulletins”                                                  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Don Hall, Bulletin Training, Diocesan Publications
Tom Gull, Parish Services Sales Manager, J.S. Paluch
Teresa Peterson, Director of Communications, Diocese of Orlando

“How to Create a Dynamic Parish Website That’s Easy to Maintain”                               2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Scott Stafstrom, Digital Art & Design Specialist, Compass Web Group
Don Schreiner, President & Founder of CatholicWeb.com/TheCatholicDirectory.com

“How to Communicate with Inactive Catholics”                                                                 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Carol Brinati, Chancellor for Administration, Diocese of Orlando
Dennis Johnson Jr., Senior Director of Faith Formation, Diocese of Orlando

“How to Use Social Media Effectively in a Church Setting”                                              4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Brandon Vogt, Author, “The Church and New Media”
Teresa Peterson, Director of Communications, Diocese of Orlando