By Associated Press - Wednesday, December 3, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A new ad campaign in Brooklyn and Queens is seeking to attract young people to the Catholic Church by suggesting that it’s hip to be prayerful.

CBS2 reports ( ) that the campaign by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn includes a picture of a church with a velvet rope and the slogan, “Everyone’s on the list.”

One ad reads, “It’s never just a selfie.” It shows an image of Jesus in the background of a picture of a woman taking a selfie.

Another reads, “His line is always open,” with a smartphone perched atop a Bible.

Monsignor Kieran Harrington tells the TV station the ads are “relatable.”

An estimated 1.4 million Catholics live in Brooklyn and Queens but only 250,000 go to Mass every week.


Information from: WCBS-TV,

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