New Ways to Recruit Parish Volunteers

Instead of only sending out the call for the usual suspects, it’s time to focus on expanding our view of parishioner recruitment to help evangelizing in other crucial ways, both inside and outside our walls. Here are just a few scenarios you may not have considered.

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Website Navigation for the Best User Experience

When everything you have is deemed “essential,” you need to come up with a way to make it easy to find on your website for those who might not think that way. Read on for five ways to effectively set up your parish website navigation.

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How to Start an Online Giving Email Program for Your Parish

An easy way to get started on creating a giving program for your parish is to automate it with an email campaign. From audience, messaging, and email platforms, check out some easy-to-implement ways to work a campaign into your list of tasks.

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Technology Tools to Collaborate Effectively with Parish Staff

Last-minute determinations without all decision-makers present are nothing new when it comes to parish life. However, technology these days is helping close the gap when it comes to silos in the workplace. Here are some tips to consider.

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Eye Has Not Seen

The Apostle Thomas, who couldn’t bring himself to accept that Jesus had risen from the dead without seeing him, is such an utterly relatable figure in the Gospels. He’s not believing the hype. He’s going to be the only judge of what is real and what is fiction.

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The Best Catholic Podcasts You’re Not Listening To

Catholic podcasts are cropping up everywhere these days, with topics that range from the broad to the niche, and with focuses that can appeal to all the faithful, no matter their life stage. Here are ten Catholic podcasts worth a listen.

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Pastors: How to Tell Your Story Through the Homily

Congregations appreciate being invited into their pastor’s personal experiences, but sharing your conversion story, background, and life experiences can be an intimidating task. Here are five tips for sharing your story through the homily

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How Your Parish Can Help Families Instill the Importance of Giving

The time is now for children to learn the importance of stewardship because they are hearing plenty of counterproductive messages. Here are some ways you can help families at your parish teach children to look outside of themselves, helping to cultivate a generation of stewards for tomorrow.

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5 Reasons Your Parishioners Aren’t Giving on a Regular Basis

It’s an ongoing problem for all Catholic parishes: financial stewardship. Here are some common reasons why even faithful churchgoers aren’t giving to their parish on a regular basis.

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How to Invite your Parishioners (Safely) Back to Mass

Whether your parish has begun holding public Mass again or is still in the planning stages, the reality for many churches is that turnout is lower than expected. Here are some things to consider that may help your parishioners feel welcomed, safe, and encouraged to return.

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Parents Just Don’t Understand

As we grow up, it is sometimes a struggle for us to imagine that our parents understand us. It can seem impossible that Mom and Dad remember the stress of exam week or peer pressure. We’re often the same way about God. We gripe about what He asks of us.

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4 Reasons Why First Time Guests Are Not Joining Your Church

People are more willing than ever to attend churches further away if it means their spiritual needs are being met. If you find yourself with a revolving door parish, here are four things to consider that help first-time visitors become life-long members.

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