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Free daily video featuring message from Pope Francis is now available in My Parish App …

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., and RESTON, Va., – myParish and The Message of the Day today announced an integration partnership by interconnecting the myParish app to The Message of the Day. ‘The Message of The Day’, a new, professionally produced video featuring a daily message from Pope Francis, is now available in the My Parish App for free. The one-to-two minute videos are created from the Pope’s daily homily at Santa Marta and other venues. They are available in English and Spanish.  His messages, delivered each morning, are inspirational and uplifting with positive content, designed to enrich and inform the Catholic and non-Catholic faithful in their everyday busy lives.  

Father Edward J. Dougherty, S.J., CEO and Chairman of Kyrios, Inc. said, “The Catholic Church needs to enchant its members, to be relevant to the lives of people today. We see this characteristic in myParish through the technology they have developed.  We developed The Message of the Day to promote our leader, to spread his positive messages and good news. We want this to be accessible to millions of the faithful around the world bringing hope and inspiration. It is my pleasure to announce that The Message of the Day can now be accessed and distributed through the myParish App.  myParish is known for their strength in the Catholic community and innovation for keeping parishioners connected to their parishes. This integration partnership benefits both our companies by increasing distribution and adding a special feature to a well-designed app.  Nothing else exists like this today.”

Mike DiCosola, the Director of Mobile Services for Diocesan said “I became aware of The Message of the Day in its early stages. When I saw the first videos, I was pleasantly surprised. The production value and the quality that is delivered daily exceeded my expectations. We felt it would be a good feature and compliment the myParish app. We are excited to announce our integration partnership.  After all, I think anyone would be pleased to spend two minutes each day with our Pope.”

Diocesan is the creator of the myParish app and has been helping parishes communicate and connect with parishioners for over 60 years. With offices in Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, the company works with more than 10,000 Catholic churches across the country, providing a wide array of communication solutions across print, mobile, and web. For more information, visit diocesan.com.

Kyrios, Inc. a private US-based communications company based in Reston, Virginia, with offices in Campinas, Brazil, developed The Message of the Day in collaboration with, and input from, the Catholic communications authorities in Rome. ‘The Message of The Day’ is delivered on demand via a large sophisticated network, allowing media content to be delivered to a worldwide church audience. The company was co-founded by Father Edward J. Dougherty SJ, a Jesuit missionary priest and founder of the Seculo 21 television network in Campinas, Brazil; and John S. Bolus, a US-based telecommunications entrepreneur.  

For more information on myParish, visit: www.myparishapp.com   
For more information on The Message of the Day, visit: www.themessageoftheday.com

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For more information, please contact:

Mike DiCosola, Director of Mobile Services, Diocesan
1 (800) 994-9817 office
1 (616) 291-3341 mobile
[email protected]
www.myparishapp.com
www.diocesan.com

John S. Bolus, President & COO, Kyrios, Inc.
1 (703) 834-0393 office
1 (703) 989-9329 mobile
[email protected]
www.themessageoftheday.com

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