Learn From Hawaiian Hospitality

On a recent trip to Maui to visit family, I learned a word and fell in love with it! The word is ohana. According to the Urban Dictionary, “Ohana means nobody gets left behind. It can also refer to a close group of friends or class that resemble a family.” I was so happy to […]

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Faith in Uncertain Times

For Sunday, February 25, 2018 Second Sunday of Lent Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Romans 8:31b-34 Mark 9:2-10 Life can be uncertain. Fergie sings a version of the National Anthem that belongs more in a jazz lounge than the NBA All-Star game. For those of us following the Olympics, we’ve seen unanticipated falls, photo finishes, […]

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Liturgical Publications Becomes LPi

Since the birth of our company in 1972, employees and customers have known us as Liturgical Publications. We began as a local company providing ad-supported printed products for our Catholic parish customers. Over the past several decades, our market has expanded considerably. We are a national stewardship and communications leader, offering a broad suite of […]

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Mercy Flows From the Flood

For Sunday, February 18, 2018 First Sunday of Lent Genesis 9:8-15 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15 The story of Noah and the flood is one of the most fascinating narratives in the Bible. Not only is it a gripping saga of survival, it also relates the destructive power of sin and God’s desire tosave us. […]

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Encountering Everyday Miracles

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time If you witnessed a miracle, wouldn’t you want to tell everyone? If you saw the sun dance in the sky, a crippled man walk, or the Virgin Mary appear in front of you, wouldn’t you just want to shout about it from a rooftop […]

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3 Lenten Preparation Tips for Church Employees

“Is Stations of the Cross in the bulletin?” “Who submitted the invoice for the parish mission speaker? “The confirmation retreat is the weekend after Ash Wednesday. We can’t order pepperoni pizza for Friday! Change the order!” If these concerns sound familiar to you, you might be a church employee! Lenten considerations look a little different […]

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What Is the Rudder in Your Life?

For Sunday, February 11, 2018 Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 1 Corinthians 10:31—11:1 Mark 1:40-45 “If you wish, you can make me clean … I do will it. Be made clean.” This dialogue can easily be on each of our lips as we begin the season of Lent this week. This season […]

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Ordinary Gifts

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sometimes we can feel like we are living the life of Job: everything is going wrong all at the same time. Everyone finds himself or herself in a valley once in awhile. How we got there is not nearly as important as how are […]

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Is Your Church Website Ready for Lent?

Christmas and Easter may be your church’s busy days of the year, but Ash Wednesday is the busiest day for your parish website. Why? It makes sense if you think about it. Most parishioners know—or should!—when Easter or Christmas Masses take place. Typically these holidays follow the typical Saturday and Sunday Mass schedule, but not […]

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Impacting Others in Christ

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time When I reflect on the many years of my life, there are many people who were influential on my development as a person, a student, and a Christian. Through their graciousness and generosity, I was able to work through challenges and difficulties, becoming stronger […]

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Your Parish Collaboration Needs a Brand

We live in a changing religious landscape. Areas that once featured a Catholic Church on every block now find themselves unable to support the infrastructure while suburban parishes boom and expand. New immigrant arrivals mean ethnically and linguistically diverse parishes. Newly ordained priests don’t always replace the numbers who retire. In many dioceses, this means […]

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