PROVIDENCE — The faithful of the Diocese of Providence and beyond have a new way to connect with the diocese through their smartphone or hand-held device. The Diocese of Providence is unveiling their very own app, moving evangelization efforts further into the digital era and keeping the faithful plugged in to what is going on in the diocese.
The App will link directly to the diocesan website, newspaper, The Rhode Island Catholic, press releases, and social media pages. Users will find information about special Masses, Holy Days, upcoming events and weather related cancellations as well as ways to donate to various ministries including the Catholic Charity Appeal, Keep the Heat On and the Catholic Foundation.
Pope Francis, who has a very popular social media presence has said, “Good communication helps us to grow closer, to know one another better, and ultimately grow in unity. The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God.”
“It is our hope that this new mobile resource will provide the faithful with another means to connect to the diocese, no matter where they happen to be,” said The Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.
The app was developed by Sue Jiron of SmartDogIntegration of New Mexico. According to her website, ChurchAppLady.com, the organization is committed to bringing the Catholic Church into the digital era with the very latest technology. ChurchAppLady is a Catholic founded and managed mobile app Development Company.
The Diocese of Providence app is available free of charge through the App store on Apple and Android devices.