Social Media: TWITTER @stmarypastor
Social Media , especially for our young parish- ioners, is the means by which many communicate and get information. Very few people read newspapers or books anymore. There are many means of social communication. I have to ad- mit that I am behind the curve on most of this. I don’t have a "smart phone." I don’t text. But I have a responsibility to use the means of communication and evangelization that are literally at my finger - tips.
I use e - mail a lot and our parish maintains a website that tries to keep up with the latest developments, but sometimes it is difficult. In 2010, Margaret Inoue got me started on TWITTER . I find I like the fact that one only has 140 characters to get the message out there. I only have 37 followers, but I have sent out 76 “tweets” to date. Last week, I decided to give up - to - date information about schedule changes, upcoming events, funeral arrangement notices, and other items that might be of help and interest to the parishioners of St. Mary Catholic Church, Mt. Angel. I found that it was really helpful to ‘get the word out.’ If you go to our website: www.stmarymtangel.org , you will now find a BUTTON on the top, right hand side of the page that invites you to follow me on TWITTER.com. I am using stmarypastor so it is easy to remember. My pledge to you is to keep this updated (except when I have my day off or I am on vacation), so that you know what is happening in the parish. Mass times are listed on the main page. Any changes to the schedule or updates regarding such events like the FALL FESTIVAL and AUCTION or Christmas Sched- ule will be posted. It is my hope that all who wish will know every- thing that I know about in the parish in a timely manner.
Janitorial /Custodial Position @ St. Mary’s
Eddie Rodriguez is leaving the position to devot e himself full-time to his landscaping/home maintenance business. We h ave been very blessed to have Eddie over these years. He has set a standard of ex- cellence in cleaning our facilities and handling th e set-up and take- down of many events here. If you know someone who has experi- ence in this area, can work with little supervision , lives within 15 minutes of St. Mary’s and can fulfill the other cri terion for the job, contact Michelle for job description, and submit résumé and refer- ences. This is a full-time position w/ benefits. Successful back- ground check, valid driver’s license & own transpo rtation required. Deadline November 17th. Interviews to follow. 503. 845.2296
Gratefully, Father Philip Waibel, OSB, Pastor