The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Communications Office is responsible for developing and leading strategies in media relations, community relations, issue management, and crisis communications. Our goal is to promote Gospel values using various tools of communications. We distribute newsworthy information from the bishop’s office, diocesan offices, local parishes and schools. We keep you informed of papal encyclicals, the bishop’s pastoral letters and diocesan wide initiatives that affect the our community.
The Communications Office coordinates media requests and facilitates a media response as appropriate. We also provide spokesperson training to various offices, departments, and parishes. We develop, update and implement a crisis communications plan when needed. We assemble and update media lists and prepare media kits as appropriate.
The Communications Office assists parishes and schools with communication issues, both internal and external. We also provide consultation on parish communication programs and facilitate promotion of various parish achievements using appropriate tools of communication. We also respond to requests and questions from the community on matters regarding the Catholic Church.
The Communications Office interacts with colleagues of other diocesan offices and with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of Communications to monitor Catholic communication materials and publications for research, updates, and potential issue management.
The Communications Office assists the Office of the Bishop with correspondence and issue management as needed. We also create print and broadcast advertising for diocesan events and prepare other printed materials as appropriate.
The Communications Office maintains the diocesan website: www.ptdiocese.org
We work with all the departments in the Pastoral Center, parishes and schools to keep the material online current and informative.