The Diocese of Novaliches Social Communications and Media Ministry (SocComm Nova) reinforced its #OneMedia2017 advocacy for the Year of BEC 2017 as it called for a two-pronged approach amongst members in the coverage of the Diocesan Culminating Activity for the Year of the Parish as Communion of Communities held at the MRB Covered Court last November 11, 2017.
Sending out invites entitled, “SocComm Nova Unite! #OneMedia2017 #SocCommNova”, to members from the parishes via Social Media, the Ministry opened the coverage of the Diocesan Culminating Acivity in two levels: as part of the Diocesan Team or as part of their Parish Team.
The goal was to create a wider coverage for the Diocesan Culminating Activity in Social Media out of the aspiration of the Diocese of Novaliches Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC Nova) to make the event trending online through the use of its official hashtags #YearOfBEC201 #DioNova that were coined by SocComm Nova. It also provided those who were not able to pre-register on a Diocesan Level–due to the limits given by organizers in the number of attendees to the event–to participate on a Parish Level.
SocComm Nova used the two-pronged approach for the first time for the said event since previously there is only one team on a diocesan level covering a diocesan event. Meanwhile, the #OneMedia2017 advocacy was launched last Chrism Mass in line with the “Communion of Communities” call of the Year of BEC 2017.
The invite was accepted on a Diocesan Level by Core Group Members from the Parishes of Christ The King in Filinvest 2 and in BF Homes, St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Sto. Nino De Congreso, Sto. Kristo Mission Area, Our Lady of Lourdes. On a Parish Level, those who accepted it were from the Parishes of Holy Cross, Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, St. Joseph The Worker Parish-Barracks, and Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage-Caloocan.
Overall, there were a total of ten (10) parishes equaling 18 members of the Ministry covering a Diocesan Event. Thus, making it the biggest delegation for events coverage it has ever had since it started in 2015, resulting to more coverage on the event in Social Media.
It was also the first time for a Diocesan event to push the use of an official hashtag for parishioners to use when posting in their Social Media Accounts. The official hashtags was promoted weeks before the event in the Diocesan FB Page and in the respective FB group pages of BEC Nova and SocComm Nova. This is aside from announcing its use during the BEC Culminating Activity Coordinating Meetings and during the actual event through the emcees and flashing it on the screen.
The event may not have become trending in Social Media but it sure showed that parishioners in the Diocese were a “Communion of Communities” even online as many attendees used the hashtags in their postings for the day. (https://web.facebook.com/search/str/%23yearofbec2017/stories-keyword/stories-public)
The Diocesan Culminating Acivity for the Year of the Parish as Communion of Communities formally closes the major programs launched by BEC Nova for the Year in partnership with SocComm Nova. Particularly, these mostly included the Award Giving Bodies of Mga Mumunting Kwentong BEC / Bukluran (MMKB), the Himig Bukluran (GHB), and the His Excellency Antonio R. Tobias, D.D. Bukluran Leader (HEARTNova).
According to Diocese of Novaliches Assistant to the Vicar General for Pastoral Affairs Karl Comiling, the partnership would serve as a model for learning and leveraging for future collaborations amongst Commissions and Ministries of the Diocese.
“Great partnership!” He said. “Maraming points of collaboration na pwede nating paghugutan ng mga aral para mas mapapahusay pa ang ating pagtutulungan at pwede rin ito na maging model ng pagtutulungan ng lahat ng mga Commissions at Ministries sa ating Diyosesis.”
Currently, there are 34 Parishes with SocComm Ministries out of the 69 Parishes of the Diocese (49.28%). This represents eight out of its 12 Vicariates and of which 16 parishes are actually active on the Diocesan level. (~Minnie Agdeppa)