Vibrant Parish Toolkit

Does Anyone Read Printed Materials Anymore?

When it comes to ministry, the question of print vs. digital isn’t an either/or dilemma — it’s a both/and solution. Here are four reasons that print remains an integral component of your parish communication plan, even while you prioritize digital outreach.

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Hiring a Photographer for Church Events

You’re planning a large event at your parish — sacraments, festivals, VBS, etc. — does photography enter your plan? Photographs can capture the energy and excitement of an event in both print and digital communications. Here are some tips to get you started!

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The Importance of Communicating with Teens

Parishes need to reflect on how to share the Gospel message with teens in a way that will effectively resonate with them. It’s not enough simply to knock on the door of their heart: we must stand ready to cross the threshold, to be invited in.

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Quick Tips for Better Bulletin Covers

Kristen Rokenbrodt, a graphic designer at LPi for over 5 years, knows a thing or two about bulletin covers. She is on the team that refreshes entire bulletin layouts for churches across the United States. Where does Kristen start? These are her tips:

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The Power of Photographs

We live in a highly visual world — pictures are worth more than just a thousand words. Whether you’re already using visual imagery and photography to communicate your parish message, or you simply don’t know where to start, here are some points to consider.

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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 […]

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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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