What we carry from town to town

In my experience, there are two kinds of people: the folks who kick off their shoes the second they walk through the door, and the ones who don’t. People can feel strongly about this on both sides. This same theory can also apply to our spiritual lives.

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How to Maximize Your Google Search Results

When you think of Google, your parish listing might not be the first to come to mind. However, getting your church to show up when someone searches for a parish nearby is one of the most beneficial ways you can grow your faith community.

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The Prophecy of You and Me

When I let you in on this secret, it might scare you at first: in a way, God is calling you to be a prophet. However, there is no need for the megaphone and the wild locusts. This prophet gig might not be what you’re thinking.

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A Possession on a Journey

The second reading today beautifully describes us as “God’s possession,” which is such a lovely thought, especially for those of us who are almost pathologically self-reliant. A possession cannot care for itself; its entire existence relies on its possessor.

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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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Touching the Cloak of Christ

There comes a time, or maybe several times, in each of our lives when we become this woman. We’re tired and we’re sick. Is it with sin? With anger? It doesn’t matter. Whatever it is, it’s made us weak, and we feel like we’ve run out of options.

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Bringing Glad Tidings with an Open Heart

Witnessing, is not always as easy as sharing what Jesus has done for us or our reason to believe. There can be a great difficulty for us to be an evangelizing disciple to our friends, family, or neighbors — possibly the very people we most wish to know the goodness of our God.

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Twitter & Your Parish (Social Media Summer Series)

What once was an unfamiliar word to the general population is now a verb used in our everyday conversations: tweeting. You may not think that your parish would have a place on this trendy platform but think again.

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Waking God

God doesn’t desire us to verbalize our needs as a way of keeping us submissive. He’s not that petty. What He desires is the communication — that’s what really counts. That act of opening yourself up, of becoming vulnerable, of relying on Him, trusting Him.

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I Say to You, Arise!

Faith lifts us up, by God’s grace, properly positioning ourselves to see all God has made in the fullness of its beauty and meaning. Faith allows us to see the wholeness, healing, and unconditional love that is possible only with God.

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20 Homepage Callouts for your Church Website

With our attention spans getting smaller as digital communication grows, churches need to get to the point of their mission. If you’re looking for an engaging way to welcome visitors, consider these for your homepage.

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St. Anthony Can Find Anything — Even You

When we lose something really important, what do we do? We make the whole household stop what they’re doing to join the search. Having St. Anthony as a friend means you ask him to stop what he’s doing to help, too.

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