May 1, 2023 | Local News
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Bishop William F. Medley sprinkles holy water around the newly-completed communications studio on April 19, 2023. COURTESY OF DANNY MAY

In pursuit of evangelization: Bishop blesses new communications studio


On April 19, Bishop William F. Medley and diocesan staff gathered at the newly-completed communications studio in the McRaith Catholic Center, home to the central offices of the Diocese of Owensboro, to bless and dedicate the new space.

The studio is a function of the Office of Communications, whose tasks include operating the diocese’s social media platforms; producing diocesan video messages, such as Bishop Medley’s “Across the Diocese” series; assisting other diocesan offices in editing and designing materials; overseeing the diocese’s websites; photographing diocesan events; supporting the parishes, schools and other entities in sharing their mission; and publishing The Western Kentucky Catholic newspaper.

The studio includes a small set for video shoots and a space to take professional headshots.

After a restructuring of the communications office in 2015, the department has continued offer more opportunities to assist the diocese in its mission of spreading the Good News to both those who are regular churchgoers and those who are on the peripheries.

“As digital media continues to grow, it has become a tool for evangelization,” said Riley Greif, the communications office’s digital media specialist. “With the remodel of our space, our team can more effectively create content to reach those who we may not be in the pews on Sunday.”

During the blessing, Bishop Medley prayed that the communications staff would be enabled to “communicate truth, to foster love, to uphold justice and right. Let them promote and support that peace between peoples which Christ the Lord brought from heaven.”

The communications staff are Rachel Hall, director of communications; Riley Greif, digital media specialist; and Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, editor of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

Originally printed in the May 2023 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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