Jesus’ Power Over Evil

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 […]

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Six Mistakes Churches Make With Online Giving

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%.

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LPi News: Growing in Stewardship in Indiana

Growing in Stewardship in Indiana

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.

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Prayer as Compass: Are You Directionless?

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time I use GPS wherever I go and it serves me well most of the time. However, sometimes it leads me to a place that does not exist. Then there are those times when I am about to turn and the man inside my phone […]

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Maximizing WeShare for Your School

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 […]

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Sewing for the Kingdom

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 […]

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Gigs, Geeks, and God: Milwaukee’s G3 Conference

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 […]

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Mindful Living

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 […]

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New Year, New Dreams

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. […]

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Speak, Lord. Your Servant Is Listening

For Sunday, January 14, 2018 Second Sunday of Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 John 1:35-42 Now that the Christmas season is officially over, my family and I are slowly trying to get back into the daily grind of life. It’s amazing how a couple weeks of presents, staying up late, […]

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The Greatest Gifts

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Epiphany of the Lord My mother-in-law was the best gift-giver I ever knew. One could say my parents spoiled me growing up, but there was something about her gifts to me that made me feel overwhelmed. I guess it was that after several years I still was surprised that […]

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Church Technology Trends in 2018

  In St. Augustine’s Confessions, he refers to God’s beauty as “ever ancient, ever new.” As Catholic churches, we pass on our rich heritage of tradition to the next generation. But in an ever-changing world, the Church challenges us to a New Evangelization, “new in its ardor, methods and expression.” We know that while technology […]

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