SIMI VALLEY, CA, February 25, 2014… “Churches must adapt to the new realities of “mobile Catholicism” or be left to question whether it makes sense to even have a website,” said Wally Arida, publisher of ParishWorld, the California-based developer of the new app, ParishWorld for Catholics.
“Churches around the globe are losing touch with their parishioners because their websites are not providing the inspirational content that mobile Catholics are looking for and finding elsewhere online in their quest for spiritual support in today’s secular world,” Arida added. “With our app, parishes become relevant again as sources of timely, faith-filled information; staff can now evangelize on a scale and in a manner that appeals to both the mobile Catholic as well as to the local penitent, for only a small subscription fee.”
The newly-released app is now ready to use by any Catholic parish around the world. Each unique parish app features a non-stop stream of feeds from hundreds of online sources that cover a wide range of both secular and Catholic news and features. People can follow their favorite Catholic writers, bloggers and websites as well as keep pace with the Pope’s daily messages and activities. The parish app becomes a very attractive online magazine that updates itself with the most interesting and freshest content in real time. It is also simply and truly Catholic.
“Our app becomes one’s portable reminder of our calling as Catholics to live every day as Christ did in today’s modern, secular world,” Arida said.
“ParishWorld provides smart, innovative and dynamic assistance to a lot of parish websites that, like Lazarus, were too long in the tomb,” said Fr. Willy Raymond, CSC, national director of the Family Theater Productions in Hollywood, CA.
And the Most Rev. Bishop Rutilio del Riego, auxiliary bishop of the diocese of San Bernardino, CA said “ParishWorld offers our parishes real opportunities for true faith formation using this rapidly growing medium.”
Parishes can download a free copy of their app and start using it today. For those that subscribe to ParishWorld’s content management system, the subscription fee is $95.00.
ParishWorld’s Mobile App is available for download from Apple’s App Store and Android’s Google Play.
More information is also available at the app’s website,http://mobile.parishworld.net/