Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province Launch Facebook Page

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NEW YORK — Holy Name is using the popular social networking service Facebook, and its users seem pleased.

Within the first two days after its Feb. 22 launch, the Province’s page had accumulated more than 50 fans. As of March 1, that number had grown to nearly 120.

“It is the goal of the Communications Office to use Facebook as a means of helping the Provincial Office connect staff, volunteers, clients and parishioners affiliated with the Province’s more than 30 locations,” said Jocelyn Thomas, the Province’s communications director.

Many of the Province’s ministries have been using Facebook, including Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Mountain Retreat, Franciscan Volunteer Ministry, St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York and St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camden, N.J., as well as the Franciscan Vocation Ministry.

“If your ministry is using Facebook, I would love to hear about it,”  said Thomas, adding that she is interested in hearing from newsletter readers about their view about both the value of Facebook and what they would like see on the Province’s page.