Face Forward is an application that has been developed by the Vocations Office of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus for a social media platform called Facebook. The goal of the application is to connect Catholic youth in the Columbus, Ohio area and surrounding geo-cities. There are an estimated 30,000 youths practicing the Catholic faith in and around our community. The goal is to connect them together and encourage them to chat, listen, learn and interact. Face Forward and its stories will work in coordination with the seekholiness.com website.
Facebook has become the social platform of choice with over 500 million users. Half of all active users log on to Facebook in any given day. Here are some interesting statistics: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
The Vocations Office, in coordination with their marketing partner MJ2, has taken steps to monitor and review how the Face Forward application is being used on Facebook. The Facebook platform is an open platform in which anyone can participate. Because Face Forward is a programmed front-end to the typical Facebook set-up, extra security features are in place to monitor prior to post.
The Face Forward application has been developed to foster communication with and between Catholic youth in the Columbus, Ohio area. You can have your child use the Face Forward to obtain service hour rankings amongst the area high schools, share his/her Catholic faith, take a quiz about the weekly readings at Mass… and many interesting facts about other Catholic youth.
Facebook can be accessed at any time, but your child must be 13 years or older to participate.
Questions can be directed to Father Paul Noble at the Vocations office: 614-221-5565 or by visiting the rest of this site, www.seekholiness.com.