Vibrant Parish Toolkit

Graphic Designers Share Their 7 Favorite Marian Designs for May

May is a month of beauty and the new life of spring! it is also a month set aside to honor Mary, the mother of Jesus. If you are looking for beautiful Marian imagery, WeCreate features images that are reverent and inspiring for your community.

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Parish Dispatch: Father Mario Amore, St. Aloysius Parish, Detroit, MI

We are honored to work with vibrant parishes across the United States, each one working to bring the Kingdom of God to their neighborhoods. Father Mario Amore serves at St. Aloysius Parish in Detroit. Here he answers some questions about his special parish.

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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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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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