Everyone uses a phone. Everyone uses email. But not everyone can gather and share their ideas and thoughts at the same time. Not everyone gets a chance to weigh in or get heard at meetings. Blogs can help.
For now, just think of it as an interactive Bulletin Board where you can gather information and learn about activities related to you as a parishioner, parent, or adult faith learner. You will be able to comment, offer feedback, network and dialogue with others like you. The more people get involved, the more we can get a sense of where the community or particular group is on a given subject.
For example, we might float the idea of getting youth involved in social justice projects over the summer. A blog could help get the word out to decide who to talk to, when to meet, and who the potential volunteers might be.
Or it might just be a reminder and RSVP for an upcoming Parent Meeting, followed by post about the meeting with several comments by those who attended.
There's a lot that could happen. At the very least, I hope that more parishioners will take the chance to reflect upon their lives as mature adults in faith, especially in light of our responsibilities to raise children in the Catholic faith or provide examples for others wishing to become Catholic and join our parish.
Let's see what happens.