Vibrant Parish Toolkit

Why WeShare is Perfect for your School

With Catholic Schools Week right around the corner, your faith community will have the opportunity to celebrate what makes your parochial school so great. Your parish school provides an excellent, well-rounded education with Jesus Christ at the center of it all.

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Hope Wins the Day

What will the year 2021 have in store for us all? The truth is we never really know what each new day holds. When we focus on what we do know, instead of what we do not, that is when hope comes alive, and our lives have true meaning so we can look forward to each new day.

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Does Your Parish Know About Grants?

If you haven’t yet discovered, grants are a great resource to tap into. The key is locating ones that your parish qualifies for, and then writing a formal and complete proposal. Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider your grant options.

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The Changing Roles of Ushers & Parish Volunteers

You need to do everything in your control to keep your parishioners safe so they can come back to worship. In order to do this, church leaders need to assemble a team of volunteers to tackle the many tasks associated with it.

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Re-imagining Advent in a Pandemic

With the season marking the start of the new liturgical year, it’s time for the spirit of creativity to take hold in your plans. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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4 End-of-Year Donation Appeal Templates

As we prepare to close the books on 2020, now is the perfect time to start planning your end of year donation requests. Here are four ready-to-use templates to utilize in your own end of year donation push.

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52 Sundays Brings Families Closer to Christ

Although Sunday has long since been a day designated to God, it rarely is. The Archdiocese of Detroit is trying to change that with its family resource, “52 Sundays.” It includes reflections on saints, a prayer activity, and a recipe for each week.

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The Process of Parish Reopening

Some think that many Catholics will jump back into Mass once churches reopen, while others theorize that some may never return. Wherever you are in your parish reopening plan, here are some ways to keep Mass and the Catholic faith at the forefront of your members in a safe way.

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The “Benefits” of a Difficult Conversation

As a pastor, you’re bound to run into some uncomfortable situations. Whether that be with a parishioner who is unhappy with the quality of the music, or a staff member feeling burned out and showing it, sometimes you need to have difficult conversations.

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What the Coronavirus is Teaching Churches About Evangelization

For parishes that haven’t focused as intently as they should have on evangelization, COVID-19 was a complete wake up call. The health pandemic taught parishes that they needed a back-up plan and ways to connect with members using as many digital methods as possible.

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Can Instagram Work for your Parish?

You already know that keeping your parish current on social media trends is just as important as any of your ministry offerings. More than likely, you already keep your website updated, post to Facebook regularly, and upload videos to YouTube. But are you active on Instagram?

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Weathering Your Parish Through Any Crisis

No one could have predicted what COVID-19 would do to our parishes. But by utilizing online resources and calling on parishioners to volunteer for help, parishes have proven that Church really isn’t a place – it’s who we are as people of God

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