Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever had a question and either didn’t know where to find the answer or were too afraid to ask? If so, you’ve come to the right place. As the name would suggest, this section is a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by our users.


What is a Portal?

A web portal is most often one specially-designed Web page at a website which brings information together from diverse sources in a uniform way. Usually, each information source gets its dedicated area on the page for displaying information (a portlet); often, the user can configure which ones to display. The extent to which content is displayed in a “uniform way” may depend on the intended user and the intended purpose, as well as the diversity of the content. In addition, the role of the user in an organization may determine which content can be added to the portal or deleted from the portal configuration. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

What is a Content Management System?

A web content management system (web CMS) is a bundled or stand-alone application to create, manage, store and deploy content on Web pages. Web content includes text and embedded graphics, photos, video, audio, and code (e.g., for applications) that displays content or interacts with the user. A web CMS may catalog and index content, select or assemble content at runtime, or deliver content to specific visitors in a requested way, such as other languages. Web CMSs usually allow client control over HTML-based content, files, documents, and web hosting plans based on the system depth and the niche it serves. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Explain the Vocation Portal Content Management System and Portal.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO The Vocation Portal Content Management System & Online Platform is designed to allow the Office of Vocations and Vocation Director to connect with the laity for the purpose of Building a Culture of Vocations from the home/parish level and thus increase vocation awareness and encourage more discernment to the diocesan priesthood and consecrated life. Using this technology to connect with the laity in a more personal and direct way will also build a community of those, not only in every parish but also diocesan wide, who truly have a heart for vocations.

Is the Vocation Portal CMS easy to use?

The power of the Content Management System & Online Platform is in the ease of information delivery from the Office of Vocations to all parishes in the diocese with the ability of individual parishoners to interact with the system in real time. Likewise the Office of Vocations can administrate to not only the Parish Vocation Team Leader and Pastor but to any individual parishoner who enrolls in their Parish Vocation Team Portal.

Isn’t this just another website?

At first glance the Portal appears to be another website. But it is far from an ordinary website in that it delivers content rich information from sources locally, nationally and internationally 24/7.

Where does the information come from?

The Portal is backed by a team of Curators gathering information electronically and delivering that information to the diocesan Vocation Office to be reviewed and then released to the parishes/laity through the portal. Furthermore the Content Management System is interactive and ever evolving. It changes and adapts as technology evolves and parishioners/users drive the demand for content driven communication and media.

Is using technology approved by the Church?

The Vatican has embraced and encouraged the use of technology to communicate at the diocesan level. This system is the next generation of interaction and connection between the diocese, parish and the laity.