The staff just wrapped up its celebration of Catholic Press Month and the unveiling of our newspaper redesign and Web site. We had about 100 people attend a Mass celebrated by Bishop David Ricken. Afterward we gathered at Bona Hall for a reception.
Guests were able to register for drawings for restaurant gift certificates. Free lanyards with The Compass Web site URL were given out, as were about 50 books from our office collection.
The response was very positive to our new paper and Web site. A lot of work and planning went into both, and the entire staff deserves a big, collective pat on the back for making it happen. Everyone bought into both projects and helped things move forward without problems.
It’s amazing how the Web has made transmission of news move so quickly. I just received an e-mail from Renae Bauer, our assistant director of communications. She sent me a link from the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, several of whom attended our gathering and already posted an item on their Web site. Those are some high-tech sisters in Manitowoc. Here’s the link.
In photo below, Bishop Ricken draws a name for a gift certificate with the help of Compass advertising manager Amy Kawula.