St. Mary’s Realm Connect
Fast and Effective Parish Communication
We are blessed to have many ministries, activities, and events at St. Mary’s. Yet, with so many channels for us to communicate today, even outside of our parish life, it can be challenging to keep up with the conversations.
Now, there’s a way for us to have a singular, centralized, and organized resource to keep our community aware of what’s going on and grow as a connected church family. It’s called Realm Connect. It’s an application that facilitates fast and effective communication—when we’re not able to connect in person.
St. Mary’s Realm Connect serves both as an important tool for our ministry staff, as well as an online ministry tool that offers exciting opportunities to support your involvement in our church. Access it through an app on your mobile devices or through a browser window on your personal computer.
St. Mary’s Realm Connect helps us:
- Easily connect with each other online
- Facilitate ministry group conversations
- Manage personal information and who can view it
- Manage stewardship from the touch of your phone
Already have a Realm Connect Account? Save time and sign in here.
1. ACCEPT EMAIL INVITATION
Check your inbox for an invite from the church to join Realm Connect. A link in the email will take you to Realm Connect in your web browser. You will need to create login credentials for your account. Remember to save your login information in a safe place so you can easily access it.
2. CREATE A PROFILE
After you are successfully logged on, you can begin to create your account profile. This will consist of your basic personal information. You can add immediate family members, profile photos, and more. Your profile is how other parishioners will identify you within the application.
3. DOWNLOAD THE APP
Once you have successfully set up your account profile, you are now ready to go mobile. You can download the “Realm Connect-For Our Church” app from either the Apple or Google Play app stores. Once you have installed the app on your device, you will log in using your credentials.
Questions & Help
Where do I download the mobile app?
The mobile application is called, “Realm Connect–For Our Church”. It is available in both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). Select one of the links below:
Realm Connect–For Our Church—Apple (iOS)
I need help setting up my Account Profile.
To create your profile through a web browser
When you are logged in, click below your name at the top right. Choose “Profile”, then click “Edit Profile” to add your information. Don’t forget to add a photo too!
To create your profile in the mobile app
Click on “More…” at the bottom right of your screen. On the “More” screen, click your initials at the top left, then click on “My Profile”. On the “Profile” screen, fill in your information, and add a photo too.
What information goes into my Account Profile?
Your profile will contain everything you want your fellow parishioners to know about you. It also enables you to join a small group, RSVP to events, track your giving, update your contact information, change family details, set notification preferences, or replace that outdated family photo. By keeping your information current, you are helping our staff, group leaders, and our church community.
Your Profile Includes:
- Contact Information* (e.g. name, address, email, phone)
- Family Members
- Personal Information** (e.g. marital status, birthday***, etc.)
- Connected Social Media accounts
- Giving history
- Ministry Group Affiliation
* Your record will already be populated with your address and other personal information. Verify the information and make changes as needed.
**You can decide later what data you want to hide online by setting your privacy preferences.
***Feel free to enter your full birthday. The year and your age will not be displayed on your church directory profile.
Is St. Mary's Realm Connect safe, private, and secure?
Your privacy is one of our greatest concerns. Realm Connect is only made up of the people in our church, it’s not like a social network that’s open to everyone. Realm Connect keeps your data safe and gives you control over what information you share and who can see it.
I haven’t received an invitation to join St. Mary’s Realm Connect yet.
If you are a current member of St. Mary’s and it is after May 30, 2023, then please send an email request to: [email protected]