A Catholic, not-for-profit media company based in Ireland, Called to More, has surpassed 10,000 subscribers on YouTube. This makes it the largest online faith formation platform providing free content specifically for young Irish Catholics.
Launched in February 2020, Called to More has been creating videos, podcasts, and articles helping Catholics to strengthen their relationship with Christ and his Church.
On their YouTube channel, the company posts two main types of content: a series “Colloquy” which includes hour-long discussions with guests Fr Mike Schmitz and Dr. Scott Hahn, and a weekly video series “Little by Little” which consists of 5-10 minute videos presented by Fr Columba Jordan CFR, an engaging Franciscan friar from Co Kildare.
Called to More says it now receives up to 151,000 video views and hundreds of comments each month.
It focuses on providing Catholic formation aimed specifically at young people, but welcomes viewers of all ages and backgrounds.
“Through their comments section, Called to More has journeyed with several individuals coming from different faiths and none into the Catholic Church. However, our primary goal is to build up Catholics to know, love, and serve God and be equipped and confident to share their Faith with others,” they said. “A cursory glance at the comments under their YouTube videos and on their Facebook and Instagram accounts, as well as the rapid growth of these channels, shows that this mission is highly successful and rapidly growing.”
Founder of Called to More, Katie Ascough, said: “We are grateful to God for blessing our work and allowing our apostolate to flourish. We reached 5,000 YouTube subscribers in October 2021, and now, just three months later, we have reached 10,000. We look forward to continuing our mission and watching this number grow. We also want to thank our past, present, and future donors who make our work possible.”
Called to More can be found on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Substack, and on their website calledtomore.org.