Bar-Z Helps Religious Institutions Share the Good News on Mobile

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The new CapitalCatholic app offered by the Archdiocese of Washington utilizes the Bar-Z mobile platform to connect with followers in the digital age.

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The CapitalCatholic App is now available for free download in the App Store and Google Play Store

Bar-Z mobile apps help religious institutions deliver their message and connect with members in today’s high tech world.

Bar-Z mobile app and web development firm helps religious institutions take their messages and services mobile. The first app, CapitalCatholic, was developed in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Washington and is now available for free download in the App Store and Google Play Store.

The CapitalCatholic app is one of the many new media tools the archdiocese is employing to support the efforts of the New Evangelization and help people grow in their faith and actively participate in their parishes.

“This technology increases our accessibility, allowing us to enhance our community of faith and help individuals deepen their relationship with Christ” said Sarah Yaklic, director of digital media for the Archdiocese of Washington.

The Bar-Z system offers a variety of features designed to support the mission of the Church, including:

  •     GPS mapping and searching for parishes, churches and schools
  •     Delivery of messages and prayers
  •     Listing of upcoming events
  •     Access to multimedia video and audio files
  •     Social media interaction to share the Good News

“We are excited to adapt the Bar-Z mobile platform to help religious institutions leverage technology to connect with their members, deliver their messages in a compelling medium and reach new individuals through mobile,” said Wm. Lee Little, Bar-Z founder and CEO.

Bar-Z provides a full turn-key service that includes app development, customization, analytics and upgrades while clients remain in full control of the media and messaging using a web-based content management system.

About Bar-Z
Bar-Z delivers custom branded mobile and web apps “faster than a speeding bullet” with a full turn-key service offering and software platform. The company strives to deliver creative content to people on whatever device they happen to have with them including Apple iPhone and Google Android devices. Bar-Z creates apps for a variety of industries including higher education, publishing, broadcasting, destination marketing and tourism. For more information, visit

About the Archdiocese of Washington
The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 620,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 96 Catholic schools, located in Washington, D.C., and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s. For more information, visit

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