Ordinary Gifts

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sometimes we can feel like we are living the life of Job: everything is going wrong all at the same time. Everyone finds himself or herself in a valley once in awhile. How we got there is not nearly as important as how are […]

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Is Your Church Website Ready for Lent?

With Ash Wednesday right around the corner, it’s time to ask yourself: “Is my church website ready for Lent?” Let’s help our parishioners get to Mass on Ash Wednesday! There are two simple, but often overlooked, tasks that your website administrator needs to do.

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Impacting Others in Christ

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time When I reflect on the many years of my life, there are many people who were influential on my development as a person, a student, and a Christian. Through their graciousness and generosity, I was able to work through challenges and difficulties, becoming stronger […]

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Your Parish Collaboration Needs a Brand

We live in a changing religious landscape. Areas that once featured a Catholic Church on every block now find themselves unable to support the infrastructure while suburban parishes boom and expand. New immigrant arrivals mean ethnically and linguistically diverse parishes. Newly ordained priests don’t always replace the numbers who retire. In many dioceses, this means […]

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Jesus’ Power Over Evil

For Sunday, January 28, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Deuteronomy 18:15-20 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 Mark 1:21-28 Imagine what the scene would have been like 2,000 years ago when Jesus preached at the synagogue in Capernaum. Right before their eyes, demons were being cast out, convulsing and shrieking as they left. We can imagine how […]

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Six Mistakes Churches Make With Online Giving

So your church selected an online giving program and rolled it out to parishioners. Great! This was the right decision! More than 50% of churches now offer online programs, up from 11% in 2011, and there is potential for your parish donations to increase by 30%. Unfortunately, a lot of parishes have trouble getting online […]

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LPi News: Growing in Stewardship in Indiana

Growing in Stewardship in Indiana

For many parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Carmel, Indiana, “stewardship” was synonymous with fiscal generosity. On Saturday, January 20th, Tracy Earl Welliver led over ninety staff members and ministry leaders in a daylong immersive exploration of stewardship as a way of life.

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Prayer as Compass: Are You Directionless?

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time I use GPS wherever I go and it serves me well most of the time. However, sometimes it leads me to a place that does not exist. Then there are those times when I am about to turn and the man inside my phone […]

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Maximizing WeShare for Your School

With Catholic Schools Week right around the corner (January 28 – February 3), we celebrate what makes our parochial schools so great. Your parish school provides an excellent, well-rounded education with Jesus Christ at the center of it all. That’s something to celebrate! There are always new ways to learn, grow, and expand as a […]

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Sewing for the Kingdom

For Sunday, January 21, 2018 Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Jonah 3:1-5, 10 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 My favorite childhood movie is The Three Amigos. In this comedy, three American cowboy-actors come to the realization that their movie career is dwindling and there’s not much waiting for them in America. They receive a curious […]

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Gigs, Geeks, and God: Milwaukee’s G3 Conference

What happens to your parish brand identity when your parish collaborates or clusters with others? LPi’s Vice President of Marketing, Carin Winghart, shared best practice tips at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s G3 conference on Thursday, January 11th. The conference was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Milwaukee, WI and drew attendees across ministerial […]

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