Today’s the day! On this feast of All Saints, my eighth grade class at All Saints Catholic School announces the launch of Called2BSaints.com:
Called 2 B Saints is an online Catholic organization created by teens, for teens. Our mission is to give everyday information from around the world, but to also focus on Catholic events, information, people and stories. It gives a Catholic outlook on everyday life, fitting our faith into our daily events. Our mission is to show teens around the world how we can live normal, everyday lives, while also focusing on our faith in a unique way. We are here to show that even though Catholics are not perfect, we can still have God play a part in our lives.
The website features weekly audio and video podcasts, news from the world of sports and entertainment, and practical advice for teens–all from the perspective of Catholic teens themselves.
Students have been working in groups to produce content for the site–developing topics for articles, creating storyboards for videos, and writing scripts for podcasts. Together, they and I are learning what it takes to be a part of a multimedia web organization. We’re all pretty new at this, but we have a lot of enthusiasm and passion.
The model and inspiration for our site is the fantastic work being done by Fr. Roderick Vonhögen and others at SQPN, the Star Quest Production Network.
We encourage you to visit Called2BSaints.com today and subscribe to our blog feed. You can also copy and paste our podcast feed in your iTunes software to listen on your iPod or other mp3 player. And if you like what you hear in our podcast, be sure to vote for Called2BSaints on Podcast Alley.
Please help us spread the word by mentioning us to teens, teachers, and parents; or perhaps you’d like to add Called2BSaints to your blogroll. If you have a comment, question or suggestion, you can use the Contact Us page to send us your feedback. The more feedback the students get, the more motivated and excited they’ll be to keep improving their content.
Thanks in advance for your help in supporting our new endeavor.