What’s your Hearth Cake?

What sustains your ability to be a good disciple, a good steward? What inspires you to give more freely, to love more abundantly? Whatever it is, that’s your hearth cake. The Angel of the Lord is nudging you in your sleep.

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How to Share the Good Works of Your Parish with Parishioners & Beyond!

Amazing things are happening at your parish, but does your community know about it? From bulletin blurbs to email blasts, social media posts to pulpit announcements, read on for tips on sharing the news with others.

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Practicing Graciousness in the Desert

Looking back over my journey of parenthood, I know there were days when I traveled the extra mile for my children. And then, it happened: the attitude. The request for the smallest thing from one of them is met with disdain or bewilderment.

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Drawn by the Father

Believing in Jesus is a gift from the Father. As he puts it, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him…” Those who accepted Jesus’ teaching and followed him did so because they had been given faith directly from God.

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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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It’s All in the Basket

When I challenge myself to give thanks for things that bother me, I envision Christ giving thanks over those insufficient loaves. How many of us would see that paltry little basket and kick a rock in frustration because we can’t feed all our people?

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A Longing for Fulfillment

It does not take much to do good, to relieve suffering, or to show love. God wants to do great things in our families, parishes, and communities. He wants to feed the hungry, He wants to console the suffering and He wants to change hardened hearts. But He needs us to help Him.

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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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God Multiplies What We Surrender to Him

It does not take much to do good, to relieve suffering, or to show love. God wants to do great things in our families, parishes, and communities. He wants to feed the hungry, He wants to console the suffering and He wants to change hardened hearts. But He needs us to help Him.

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The Steward’s Work is Never Done

We are all shepherds of a kind, called to tend our own sheep: our families, our parishes, our communities. But it’s exhausting. Don’t we all sometimes just want to take a break from being a steward? So, what if the flock scatters just a little?

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Facebook & Your Parish (Social Media Summer Series)

From sharing news of your thriving faith community, photos from your latest festival, and Father’s latest Gospel reflection, there are numerous ways you can utilize Facebook for Christ. If your parish has yet to join this extremely popular online community, it’s time to hop on the bandwagon.

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Blessed Interruptions

Jesus did not merely feel a fleeting sentimental concern for the vast crowd. He felt strongly compelled into action to meet the needs of the people. But there is one tiny detail worth noting: the apostles and Jesus were trying to get away to rest after ministry!

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