Fulfilling part of Strategic Plan approved at the 16th All-American Council, the Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries launched its new Facebook page this week.
The new page represents the culmination of the work of a team of volunteers initiated last November at the All-American Council in Seattle. The page has several new, interactive features, such as a Youtube channel that will feature original content, an interactive prayerlist app, and of course space for sharing local events and photos, as well as discussion and social interaction.
“This is a ‘soft-launch’ and we will roll out new features and additional content in the coming months,” said Andrew Boyd, Department Director. “Of course we are anxious to hear any feedback or ideas for how we can grow the page in creative ways. Personally, I’m most excited about the prayer list feature. Names can be submitted to our team via the page and prayers will be said for them weekly in front of the relics of the New Martyr Elizabeth in St. Sergius Chapel at the Chancery.” Andrew also expressed his thanks for the many volunteers who have offered their time and talent to create the page and monitor it.
According to Priest Christopher Rowe, the Youth and Young Adult Strategic Plan implementation leader, “Our vision is to develop a way to connect our Lord and His Church to the lives of our youth. We think tools like Facebook and YouTube can help make those connections. We really want a place where our youth can come and safely interact with others and learn more about their faith and the Church. We want the site to be very much alive and interactive, and a place where our youth can safely address contemporary moral and cultural issues they encounter.”
Clergy and lay people are encouraged to share the page with youth and young adults in their parish. The URL is www.facebook.com/yyaoca.