Third "Like & Share" message released (3/2/19)
"They Care About You" The Gloria Paulin Story

Like and Share...Progress Report

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It's been a couple of months since we began the St. Katharine Drexel's "Like & Share" evangelization project. As you know, we have interviewed six parishioners who have shared their inspirational faith and faith community stories. To date, we have published two of them (Susie Lammers and Deacon Denny Seiner). This weekend we'll be posting (on Facebook, Parish Web Site, Instagram) the third video, the Gloria Paulin Story "They Care About You" (SEE ABOVE).

Since we began this project we've observed the number of "followers" on our Facebook page to increase by over 250%. Also, and as best as we can determine, about 20,000 people have viewed our Facebook postings. More on our website. All results of St. Katharine Drexel parishioners willingness to "Like & Share". Truly a significant act of evangelization.

Why Like & Share?

We wish to confirm once more that the task of evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church. It is a task and mission which the vast and profound changes of present day society make all the more urgent. Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize.

From Pope Paul VI's letter on "Evangelization in the Modern World."

What easier way to evangelize than to "Like & Share".

In the next posting, St. Katharine Drexel parishioner Gloria Paulin shares how the power of her faith and her faith community helped her get through the heartbreaking and painful experience of divorce. Sadly, almost 50 percent of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce or separation. Nearly all separations cause great distress for couples and their families. We all know someone who's been through this. With Gloria's story we can let them know that at St. Katharine Drexel Parish cares about them and they are always welcome here. Please share it.

If you haven't already, please consider being a "Follower" of St. Katharine Drexel's Parish Facebook page, or visit our website and share Gloria's story. You can view and share all the videos at the "Like & Share" Gallery. You'll find handy "share" buttons on both the individual videos and the video gallery to easily share these stories with your network of online friends and relatives.

These are very inspirational stories, but their true power comes from our willingness to "Like & Share" them. Jesus started with just twelve to spread his story (that worked out pretty good), think what we can do with sharing power of over 900 families!

Several months ago a plan was conceived to share personal stories of faith from our own parish with a large audience. The inspirational "Like & Share" story, seen below, is one of them.

And that is where your participation becomes the vital link. These personal stories will be released from our parish on Facebook, Instagram, and our parish website. From there, we need all of you to pick up these stories and forward them to your many friends and relatives, and anyone else in your network. As people "Like and Share" these messages, the Gospel will be sent well beyond the registered members of our parish.


First "Like & Share" message released Epiphany weekend (1/5/19)
"Your Welcome Here" The Susie Lammers Story

These are messages of faith that will help other people grow in their faith, and we hope they will be an invitation to come home to us right here at St. Katharine Drexel Parish.

Our addresses for each of these media sources are:

Second "Like & Share" message released the first weekend in February (2/2/19)
"Come & See" The Dennis Seiner Story