Solving Everyday Parish Finance Issues

Solving Everyday Parish Finance Issues

The heating bill, payroll for your office of staff members, & reimbursement checks are a few parish expenses. These little day-to-day tasks can add up to big problems without proper handling.

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CSR - Breaking News vs. an In-Breaking Kingdom

Breaking News vs. an In-Breaking Kingdom

I’ve grown tired of tv news and the segments on celebrities bickering. Pondering this before Mass, a sense of relief came over me. There were no tv screens on the altar flashing “Breaking News”.

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Everyday Stewardship - Moving as One

Moving As One

I have coached all three of my children in soccer. One goal was to help build an awareness of where your teammates were on the pitch, much like the goal of disciples and stewards.

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Should Your Parish Use Instagram?

Should Your Parish Use Instagram?

There are 168 hours in a week. Your parish knows that less than one percent of that time is spent in the church. How can online communication and social media engage even further?

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CSR - Growing the Kingdom

Growing the Kingdom

Sometimes, I try to control people or circumstances in order that my plan comes about. But it never works out the way I had hoped. I think the same is true with the kingdom of God.

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Everyday Stewardship- The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

What more can one say or do to demonstrate love for another when all they have has been given to another? This is the ultimate in love. This is the love Jesus had for us daily, in every church.

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Simple Ideas to Build Church Community

When I return to my hometown and join my parents for Sunday Mass, the only thing that’s changed is the new little faces with wide eyes reaching for their dessert in the church basement.

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God Sees the Worth in All of Us

When I first got married, I was clueless about cooking. I once bought potatoes thinking I could find a way to use them but, they were promptly forgotten in the back of the pantry.

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Building a Family of Faith

My wife and I have used the same baptismal gown for all 3 of our children. It is a symbol of each child washed clean by the sacrament, and how faith has been passed down generations.

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Mystery in an Age of Fact-Finding

We live in a data-driven age, with every answer right at our fingertips. The facts are comfortable. This upcoming Sunday, we celebrate the deepest mystery of our faith: the Holy Trinity.

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Moving in The Spirit of Pentecost

This Pentecost Sunday, if you come to my Mass, you will see a sea of red all around. The choir, the lectors, the extraordinary ministers, people in the pews, will all be wearing red.

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4 Tips for a Smart Summer

This time of year, your staff takes vacations, and the parish office might close early on Fridays. With summer right around the corner, how can your parish make the most of it?

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