The Diocesan Communications Office was awarded second place in the category of "Best Use of Video: Ongoing Series" by the Catholic Press Association June 15 for its series of videos featuring Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger reflecting on various spiritual themes.
Topics reflect the liturgical year, ranging from the Feast of All Saints, Advent and Christmas, to Lent, Reconciliation, Easter and Ordinary Time.
"An engaging on-screen personality helps communicate how joy is shared through an effective use of Facebook video," the judges said in their remarks. The videos were produced in collaboration with Media Stream of Albany and shot in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany. Promoted with the hashtage #ShareYourJoy, the video series can be viewed on the diocesan YouTube page.