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LPi Advances WeGather by Including Parish to Diocese Data Sharing Feature

LPi is pleased to announce that it has launched a new, multiple organization data sharing feature for WeGather: a fully integrated, Church Management & Parish Community Builder, cloud-based software solution built for the Catholic Church. This new data sharing feature will allow a hierarchy of aggregate data shared from parishes to their diocese providing the ability to measure the health of all parishes within the diocese as well as share data across parishes if desired.

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Keep Volunteering Fresh

Cultivating a community of generosity is essential to a vibrant parish. Sometimes it’s difficult to get volunteers in the door and to keep them committed. Finding yourself with a volunteer shortage? Here are top to bottom tips for refreshing your volunteer process.

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Restored by Christ's Resurrection

What Difference Does It Make?

Once we change our focus from what is below to what is above, even the smallest of our actions and the simplest of our thoughts take on greater depth, purpose, and meaning. Christ is risen! What does that really mean to you?

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Lent Challenge 13

Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross

It is easy to get tangled up in the world and lose sight of that which is eternal. The emotions and feelings we have in any given situation are gifts from God. Some would say we are most alive when we are in grief. However, it is also the ability to move from that point to a point of hope that makes us human.

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Lent Challenge 12

Jesus Dies on the Cross

Jesus had to die so that he might rise again. It is the Resurrection that provides the meaning for the cross. Without Jesus’ rising, the events of the Passion are simply some grotesque sequence of man’s inhumanity toward man. We must die to ourselves so that Jesus can live through us.

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We Find Him in the Cross

The power of this symbol has been diminished in popular culture. It is often used in fashion and simple wall art and on bumper stickers and T-shirts, sometimes with Christian clichés and sometimes not. But the cross is something so much more. It is a reminder of the pain, suffering, and death of one who loved us so much that he would give his very life for us.

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Have Your Parishioners Had That Late-Night Conversation With Christ?

We’ve all been there. Maybe it was at a midnight study session with your college roommate during finals, or it was during a spiritual retreat, where you had a chance heart-to-heart encounter with another attendee. That soul-bearing, total understanding, “heart filled with joy because someone gets me” kind of conversation with someone who sees you as just a little bit remarkable and your journey as just a little bit special — it’s the way that Christ sees us.

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Stand Up to Injustice

The Antidote to Indifference

Although Palm Sunday’s ability to confront and confound our indifference can be startling and even frightening, the real grace of this celebration is in the opportunity it provides for us to renew our commitment to life in Christ. More than being some sort of extended passion play, the days of Holy Week challenge us to envision a life in which we take responsibility for our sins.

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Lent Challenge 11

Jesus is Crucified

In the life of a Christian, reflections on the mysteries of faith are necessary to bridge the gap of time and space between the historical event of the death and resurrection of Jesus and its redeeming power today. This is the transformative power of Everyday Stewardship.

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Generosity: A Look in the Mirror

Stewardship begins with the person in the mirror. You and I are accountable to each other, but at the end of the day, the only one who knows the true level of our generosity is God. As this Lent draws to a close, it is time to take a good long look in the mirror.

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Lent Challenge 10

Jesus Is Stripped of His Clothes

What has ever happened to you that Jesus cannot understand? What pain can you ever feel that he has not felt? Who is this God we follow and call Lord? It is the God who cared enough for us that He dared become like us in all things, even unto suffering and death.

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WeShare VS. PayPal

When it comes to choosing the best online giving platform for your parish, there is a vast array of choices out there. From ones that specialize in specific parish giving, to nonprofits, to businesses — the choices are endless. When faced with so many selections, parishes should focus on what they really need in a giving platform.

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Repent and Rejoice

Find Serenity in Jesus

In many ways, both large and small, we choose sin over God’s love. We fall prey to the false promises of love, pleasure, and inner peace that sin offers us. And in the process, we lose touch with our heavenly Father who is the source of all love. However, that does not need to be the end of the story. We can always turn to Jesus to find forgiveness.

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