I'm Jim Celoni, Technical Evangelist for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; I serve on the C3 Resource Specialist team as well as help with other C3 initiatives, all to help you take advantage of technology to support our mission and values. I'm happy that my first TECHKnow blog post falls on the memorial of St. Nicholas in this first Thursday of Advent.
St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, who inspired our Santa Claus, was known for his generosity to the poor, in secret. Today's Bible readings encourage us to build our house on rock by trusting in and listening to God and acting on his words, and so withstand rain, floods, and wind.
How does that relate to TECHKnow and C3? Many C3 and other Archdiocese of Los Angeles resources are available to you: Resource Specialists, our annual conference, C3 Ignite, OLALA, professional learning communities on Yammer, our tech checklist and handbook, PCL/Sisters/Clergy Connect, and more. But may we, and our work, always be founded on the Rock. Before we look at tech issues, we need to think about our mission, vision, and ministry needs, so that they'll drive all our decisions about technology, as well as our other actions.
Stay tuned for future posts, where we'll talk about specific resources, look at examples of how they're already helping our parish and school communities, mention pitfalls to watch out for, and more. If you have any requests or suggestions, please tell me.
For more about "the real St. Nick" and today's readings (with a live homily and music), check out my companion post.
Thank you. *jim