This weekend is marks the first Sunday in Internet time for The Diocese of Wilmington. As reported in the Oct. 28 edition of The Dialog, parishioners at Masses Nov. 5 and 6 will be asked for their e-mail addresses.
Cards in the pews on “E-Mail Sunday” will include a message from Bishop Malooly asking parishioners to join the diocese’s “E-Community enabling you to receive timely information and updates via e-mail news and information from your parish, our diocesan ministries, The Dialog and your bishop.”
“We will never supply your contact information to any outside group and you can opt-out of the E-Community at any time,” the bishop adds on the card on which parishioners will be asked to provide their e-mails for collection by the parish after the Sunday or Saturday vigil Mass’ homily.
Bishop Malooly’s message for E-Mail Sunday notes that Pope Benedict XVI has said the new technologies are changing communication, “giving birth to a new way of learning and thinking with unprecedented opportunities for establishing relationships and building fellowship.”
Noting the diocese’s 57 parishes and 18 missions are diverse in size and settings, Bishop Malooly states, “The Diocese of Wilmington’s E-Community will help us establish and maintain our relationships and identity as the Catholic community of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. I invite you to be part of it.”