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 […]
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 […]
For Sunday, January 28, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Deuteronomy 18:15-20 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 Mark 1:21-28 Imagine what the scene would have been like 2,000 years ago when Jesus preached at the synagogue in Capernaum. Right before their eyes, demons were being cast out, convulsing and shrieking as they left. We can imagine how […]
So your church selected an online giving program and rolled it out to parishioners. Great! This was the right decision! More than 50% of churches now offer online programs, up from 11% in 2011, and there is potential for your parish donations to increase by 30%.
For many parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Carmel, Indiana, “stewardship” was synonymous with fiscal generosity. On Saturday, January 20th, Tracy Earl Welliver led over ninety staff members and ministry leaders in a daylong immersive exploration of stewardship as a way of life.
With Catholic Schools Week right around the corner (January 28 – February 3), we celebrate what makes our parochial schools so great. Your parish school provides an excellent, well-rounded education with Jesus Christ at the center of it all. That’s something to celebrate! There are always new ways to learn, grow, and expand as a […]
For Sunday, January 21, 2018 Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Jonah 3:1-5, 10 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 My favorite childhood movie is The Three Amigos. In this comedy, three American cowboy-actors come to the realization that their movie career is dwindling and there’s not much waiting for them in America. They receive a curious […]
What happens to your parish brand identity when your parish collaborates or clusters with others? LPi’s Vice President of Marketing, Carin Winghart, shared best practice tips at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s G3 conference on Thursday, January 11th. The conference was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Milwaukee, WI and drew attendees across ministerial […]
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time Have you ever been somewhere public and days later others said they saw you there? You can find yourself surprised that they saw you and didn’t say hello. However, at least they saw you. You, on the other hand, didn’t even have any idea […]
I am so happy for 2018. I love fresh starts! My calendar is new — no crossed-out appointments, no rescheduled meetings — just fresh new days and empty pages ready to be filled. I spent an afternoon getting my new planner all set for the year, adding meetings and things I knew were coming up. […]