How to Talk About Vocations in Your Parish

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday,” is May 8th. Wondering how you can promote religious vocations in your parish? Here are some tips from all walks of life — a priest, a youth minister, a young dad, and a consecrated virgin.

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Evangelization: Why does Beauty matter?

“To the hard of hearing you shout.” When Fr. Connor Danstrom received his assignment to the St. John Paul II Newman Center in 2018, the building was fine. No major roof renovations were needed. No structural damage was present. The chapel in the building, used for Mass and other liturgical functions, was a classic mid-century […]

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Simple Ways Any Parish Can Upgrade Their Bulletin Design

Looking for simple tweaks that can make a big difference in your bulletin design and layout? Evan Vogel, Graphic Design Supervisor for LPi, was kind enough to chat about some ways that most parishes can easily improve the graphic design in their bulletin.

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5 Ways to Welcome Visitors This Easter

Easter Sunday is a profound and sacred day on our Church calendar, and that spark of glory is sometimes partnered with guests visiting your church who aren’t regulars. Here are some tips to prepare for visitors who may feel out-of-place in your community.

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Sharing Easter Joy: Tips for reaching out to your neighborhood on Easter weekend

This Easter season, here are ways to engage the wider community when your church enjoys a period of high visibility. Proclaim the joyful news of our Resurrected Lord on the most important holiday weekend of the spring season.

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Fresh Ideas for Your Spring FUNdraiser

Many parishes and church organizations need fundraisers but worry about how people may respond to them reaching out for additional assistance. Here are some innovative, delightful, easy, with great profit-potential, ways to raise funds for your parish.

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Supporting Your Team: Protecting Against Burnout

You’ve probably noticed signs of stress and fatigue as your staff continues to navigate ever-evolving information and protocols, all while maintaining their regular tasks and responsibilities. Here are a few ideas to help safeguard your staff from burnout.

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Tips for Targeted Email Messaging

In the United States, 90% of citizens aged 15-64 use email, and 84% of citizens 65+. This means that most of your community has email addresses, and they check their email. But what can you do to get them to open parish communications? Try targeted email messaging.

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Engaging Volunteers: Is It a Generation Thing?

Generational differences shape our worldview, and we bring those characteristics with us to church. So, when building an effective parish volunteer base, it’s important to take note of the different experiences and priorities inherent in each generational experience.

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4 Ways to make the most of the Winter Lull

While the winter season may seem bleak, this lull is also an opportunity of growth for you and your community. Your intentionality in the next few weeks can lead to a stronger parish in the future. So, lean in a little. Use the time to regroup, refocus, and move boldly!

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Apps That Our Catholic Schools Love!

Looking for a way to keep your communication open and clear with school families? If you have yet to invest in an app to stay in touch and keep teachers and parents connected, you’re missing out. Here are some of our favorites you need to check out.

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