The following comes from a Jan. 11 release by the Diocese of Sacramento.

In the new evangelization, the church teaches “meeting people where they are.” Increasingly, mobile devices are where people are. We have so much information in our hands, so how can we ensure that faith is at the fingertips? Enter the MyParish app.

On January 12 and 13, parishes across the Diocese of Sacramento hosted “download Sunday” to officially introduce the MyParish app to all parishioners. The MyParish app, developed by Diocesan Publications, is offered free of cost.

The app allows you to stay up to date with events and messages from your parish. Access daily readings, reflections, and prayers to help you live Catholic life every day.

You can schedule daily or weekly notifications to pray or schedule a reminder to go to confession. There’s even an interactive examination of conscience built right into the app.

You can “favorite” multiple parishes and receive messages from each. This is a great feature for retirees or families that frequent each other’s parish communities.

Turn on “Mass mode” and you’ll get a notification 20 minutes before Mass to silence your phone.

Exclusive to the Diocese of Sacramento are buttons to read Catholic Herald magazine, listen to “The Bishop’s Hour” weekday podcast, and watch “The Sacramento Bishop’s Corner” monthly interview series.

To download, text the word “app” to 88202 or search for MyParish app in your app store.