Catholic Social Network

Dei Gratia is a Catholic Social Network centered around God, Church and community; a trusted space where you can celebrate the faith with friends, churches and groups.

Register for free membership and log on to access Social Network

Social Network Features

Friend Connections
Establish connections between members. Add friends and accept friendship requests. Track activities of friends or friends of friends. Each member has a list of friends on the site. Find new friends with similar interests by any link in each member’s profile field. Includes Facebook Style Wall Posting where members can post updates and photos to each other’s Profile Walls and “Like” their favorite posts.

Internal Messaging
Send and receive private emails from members in your friends list within your private messaging panel. All members have their own individual Inbox, Sentbox and Drafts folder. Members will be notified of new messages by a new message count as well as email notifications if enabled.

Share Media
Members have the ability attach photos, videos, and even share web links with everyone on your network. Upload and share media with the same features and ease of Facebook.

Mobile and Tablet Friendly
Dei Gratia is responsive on phones with sliding profile panels and polished mobile styles, and also responds to the size of your tablet, looking great for every member, every time.

Community Groups
Gather friends together by creating a public, private or hidden group and become the group admin. The group admin can also approve requests to join the private group, invite friends to a hidden group, establish communications among members, extend privileges to other members, and enable new features within the group, among others.

Community Forums
Where members can share information and discuss topics. The forums hold each discussion forum members create, allowing a hierarchy of forums to be created. Members can create topics, which are discussion threads (title and opening post) and replies, which are posts replying to topics.

Community Classified Ads
Members can place free classified ads right from the “Listings” tab in their member profile, and communicate directly using the social network features. Browse and place ads in categories from items for sale, vehicles for sale, catholic mingle, housing, jobs and local services.

Community Posts
Articles from trusted and respected members of the church and community relevant to the concerns, topics and issues of the region.

Community Events
Featuring the events created by the catholic churches in your diocese and associate organizations in the community.

Volunteer Opportunities
Featuring the volunteer opportunities created by the catholic churches in your diocese and associate organizations in the community.

Community Fundraising
Featuring donation and campaign fundraising activities created by the catholic churches in your diocese and associate organizations in the community.

Centered on God, Church and Community
Churches in the Diocese, people and organizations authorized by Churches in the Diocese have exclusive permissions to post articles, create and moderate forums, create and edit events, create and edit volunteer opportunities and create and edit fundraisers.

Genesis of Dei Gratia

On May 12, 2013 during the 47th World Communications Day, his holiness, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on need for catholic social networks that could “foster forms of dialogue and debate in a wise and balanced way, conducted respectfully and with concern for privacy, responsibility and truthfulness”. [Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization] Dei Gratia was created to realize this potential, as an organization focused on helping to connect and build the community of Catholics in the Southern California.

Why Dei Gratia?

Very large social networks provide you with free services in exchange for your personal information, which they use to sell advertising. Profit is made by harvesting this personal data from as large and diverse an aggregation of people possible to maximize advertising sales. This necessarily inclusive approach, tolerates and often promotes connections and content radically opposed to church and community interests. Dei Gratia is a free niche social network that will never use your personal data for this purpose. Our focus is building local connections, local content and local community under God and Church. This is Community Christendom.