If you are familiar with RSS Feeds from websites, this is what we're talking about here! You can subscribe to our RSS Feed(s) from our website wherever you see this symbol:
If you are not familiar with this, think of it as an app that allows you to collect the updated information that gets added to your favorite websites from time to time without you having to go checking all those sites one at a time.
Really, it's kind of like Facebook... Facebook collects updated posts from people you're interested in, whereas a news reader app collects updated posts from websites you're interested in!
For example on Facebook, you might have a Facebook friend named Sally and a Facebook friend named Frank... Facebook shows you whatever Sally and Frank post to their Facebook pages, right on your own Facebook app without having to go searching through Franks and then through Sally's. Now let's suppose you have two websites you're interested in - one is a Food website where new recipes are posted from time to time and the other is the OLL website where news, announcements, reminders, obituaries, homilies, etc. are posted from time to time. The news reader app shows you whatever "news" gets posted to these websites you're interested in. When your friends post, it shows up in your Facebook app, when your interesting websites post, it shows up in your news reader.
There are various places on our website that support these subscriptions such as Obituaries, the News link at the top of the Home page (and also the News display on the front page), Faith Formation news on the Faith Formation page, etc. On any of these locations you can subscribe to the "news feed" to receive these updates automatically. Here's how you do it:
1. On the page of interest that contains the above symbol (or on the Home page to receive all news updates from OLL), right click the RSS Symbol and select Copy Link Address:
2. Paste this link you just copied in step 1 above into your news feed reader (you can google "news feed reader" to find one you might like, for the purpose of illustration, inoreader is shown here. As you can see above, in the upper left hand corner of the inoreader screen there is a search box, which is where you will paste the copied link from step 1.
After you have done this, you will have feeds from the website in your news reader as seen here:
Now to keep up to date on news and announcements, you would simply visit your news reader app like the one pictured and you'd have the latest "news articles" waiting for you there!