How the Challenge Works:

Today’s world is full of distractions. While technology is a tool that can be used for both good or bad, it is often a source of distraction that weakens our personal relationships and scatters our inner peace.

Focus on the things that truly matter:
 - Family, Friends, and Faith.

Unplug your life so that you can focus on living well and encourage others to do the same.

A Community Challenge

It's up to you to take the challenge and share it with your family and friends. Without your involvement your family and friends may never see this challenge or have the courage to do it themselves. Together we can can change the society but only if we as individuals take action.

Why are we using technology to promote unplugging from technology?

Because technology in itself is not bad - but since it is often misused, we can make a difference now by using it for good, and help others all over the country do the same.

Three Choices:

It starts with you: Take the first step by signing up. You'll receive an email with a badge showing your participation, which in turn you can share with family and friends. Sharing this idea is vital to its success.  With your help, you'll see the effects of this challenge spread through your home, office, school, and parish!

What are the Challenges?

There are three challenges to choose from.  And you can choose a 3-day, 7-day, or "Until Easter" option for each.  We have faith that even the most "techy" person can succeed in reducing their dependence on technology for just 3 days.

No TV Limited Computer Limited Smartphone
Instead of using my TV
for self-amusement
I will give that time to
family members and friends.
During this challenge
I will use my computer
for work and
necessities only.
I will use my phone for
work and necessities only.
I will turn on "do not
disturb" each evening
until morning.

The Motivation Behind the Challenge:

The inspiration for this challenge was a recent article on the SSPX website, "10 Commandments for Lent: Decrease Dependence on Technology and Return to Reality." It is focused on the idea that we have become utterly dependent on our screens, to the detriment of the people around us.

These 10 suggestions are at the core of this effort, and are wonderful to practice at any time of the year, not just Lent!

Read the 10 Commandments for Lent