Vibrant Parish Toolkit

Ways to Welcome your Community Back to (In-person) Mass

Even though our churches are back to celebrating Mass in public, there are still some parishioners who are hesitant to come back for a variety of reasons. Church leaders need to reach out, quell fears, and remind them what they’re missing: the Eucharist.

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Five Letters That Will Invite School Families to Sunday Mass

Does your parish have a school? If so, it’s likely that a lot of families are only showing up during the week for Mass — meaning that both your parish community and the school families themselves are missing out on Sunday morning.

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The Power of a Fresh Start

The pandemic and the “new normal” it brings has been a trial for all of us. Let’s use this moment to create a connection with our parishioners, to walk alongside them, ready to help them hear the voice of God as, together, we face whatever the future holds.

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New Ways to Engage Families in Your Parish

Not only do young families bring a vibrancy to parish life, but they represent the future of the faith. Is your parish looking for ways to energize existing member families and attract new ones? Here are some ideas that can jump-start your engagement with this important demographic.

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Tips to Keeping Your Church Office Organized

With so much to do and so little time to devote, keeping your parish office organized and up to date can be a struggle. But with a few simple tips, and easy-to-use office platforms, you can transform any chaotic office into a streamlined operation.

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Does Your Church Need a Communication Crew?

There has never been a more vital time to communicate the good news of your parish than there is today. From community outreach to fellowship with parishioners, so much is happening in your parish. If you have yet to create a marketing team, now is the time.

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New Ideas for your Capital Campaign

From rounding up everyday purchases to asking parishioners to match a major gift dollar for dollar, here are some tangible ideas you can bring back to the planning committee for your next capital campaign.

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Applying Marketing Strategies to Your Online Giving

Don’t just rely on the online giving button on your website to keep funding regular. From consistent messaging to technology that makes giving as automatic as possible, read on for ways to utilize strategy when it comes to your online giving.

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What a Communication Specialist Can Do for Your Parish

Communicating the good news of your parish and finding ways to get the word out is one of the most important things you can do to grow your parish. If you haven’t considered the benefits of a designated Communication Specialist for your church, now is the time.

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4 Ways to Avoid the Summer Generosity Dip

Now that we’ve entered the relaxing days of summer, it’s natural that some parishes begin to prepare for that dip in member engagement and, naturally following, generosity. Here are some ways your parish can avoid the “summer generosity dip.”

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“Opening the Doors Wide”: How the Archdiocese of Detroit is Helping Parishes Reopen & Reengage

Just as parishes had to reinvent how they ministered to parishioners amid a pandemic, they are now working hard to come up with ways to bring them back.

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