Becoming Digital Missionaries!

​Some of our Armagh seminarians recently took part in an exciting and thought-provoking workshop on social media and Church ministry. 

Topics covered included the opportunities and challenges of social media for Church representatives, social media as a forum for ministry, the homily and broadcast, the challenges of managing social media platforms, and the relationship between social media and journalism, including ethics and reputation.

The participants also put together various social media projects across several platforms on topics such as hashtags, the vocation to priesthood, the role of the Church in 1916, the corporal works of mercy and the World Meeting of Families in 2018.

Presenters included:

 - Martin Long, Director of the Catholic Communications Office 

 - Helen Shaw, Director of Athena Media 

 - Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Chair of the Bishops’ Council for

 - Brenda Drumm, Communications Officer, Catholic Communications Office

 - Br Richard Hendrick OFM 

 - Fr Dermod McCarthy  RTE 

 - Gareth O’Connor, broadcaster and news editor with Radio Nova and formerly of RTÉ and
   ‘Storyful’ Q&A’s

Some images from the day:
(Pope Francis image taken from 




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