LPi has launched, WeGather, a cloud-based parish community builder integrated with a robust church member management system designed to empower Catholic leaders in ministry. Designed to help parishes better communicate with their parishioners and visitors to their communities, while efficiently maintaining their parish member census data, WeGather helps parish staff and lay leaders to engage people where they are at in their relationship with the parish community, so they can better connect, grow, and disciple them beyond weekend Mass. The technology of WeGather offers parishes a way to better serve the emerging needs of the Catholic Church in the modern world.
Giving of our gifts and talents in only ways we want to means that we become deaf and blind to the numerous times Jesus Christ calls us to give. We also easily avoid any form of real sacrifice, which often leads us to give only from our excess. Wisdom allows us to see where we are being called, even if we are unsure what increase will result from our investment.
The more we give of ourselves to God, the greater we’ll find our love is for our families and friends. A stewardship way of life will eventually strengthen all our relationships, for a surrender to the One who is love means an increase in the love we have to give to others.
What if there were little ways your church could make parishioners feel listened to and valued? What if there was something you could learn from good customer service? We’ve put together four simple lessons for you and your parish staff.
The recent weeks have been a time of shock and betrayal in the Catholic Church. Reposts, allegations, and responses have caused their fair share of whiplash among the faithful. This Sunday’s readings have some strong words for those who abuse their positions of power. It also offers hope in unlikely places.