The leaves aren’t the only things changing around the Chancery Office. There are some exciting new updates about projects coming out of the Communications Department.

In July, the Vermont Catholic News site launched a new notifications application that allows you to get the latest news if you click “allow.” Once you allow, the latest Vermont Catholic news will pop up in a small box when you open your browser. Just click to read. No personal information will be collected, and your news will be delivered to you.

Likewise, start your morning off with a weekly update from Bishop Christopher Coyne and Alayna Masker, digital media manager for the Diocese. They will be hosting a video broadcast and podcast called Coffee with Bishop Coyne discussing current events around the diocese as well as topics pertaining to the Catholic Church. The launch date will be announced soon.

Past issues with the Diocesan Facebook being restricted have been resolved and the number of new visitors to the page have increased. The most popular posts are the daily Pray for Priests photos which feature a different diocesan priest each day. The priests are getting new headshots taken at PresbyteralDays so stay tuned for updated photos.

As part of our effort to increase communication throughout the Diocese, almost every parish has converted to the new eCatholic site which provides online giving and is easy for parishioners to navigate.

Lastly, Valerie Parzyck of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Diocese of Burlington has continued praying the rosary with parishioners from around the diocese. Past and present Rosary videos can be viewed on the Diocese of Burlington’s YouTube Channel. She also participates in Rosary Thursday, which is a global Rosary run by Worldpriest Apostolate and Marion Mulhall who lives in Ireland. They pray together on the last Thursday of each month through Zoom and Bishop Coyne will be leading the rosary in January.

—Originally published in the Fall 2021 issue of Vermont Catholic magazine.