Your Faith Community on Facebook

Facebook can be an invaluable tool for fostering engagement with newcomers and can serve as a vital source of genuine connection for your members. Utilizing the helpful features on your parish profile — even just a few — will help keep your presence vibrant both in person and on the web.

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The Risks and Rewards of Discipleship

During the Easter season, we reflect on being followers of the stone that the builders rejected, the crucified and risen Jesus. Like a shepherd he leads us by his voice […]

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An Intimate Relationship with God

For Sunday, April 22, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 4:8-12 1 John 3:1-2 John 10:11-18 As a newly pregnant mother years ago, I remember hearing that newborns could distinguish […]

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Creating a Church Social Media Policy

As your church delves further into social media, the question of policies will inevitably surface. If your church does not yet have a social media policy, now is the time to write one! So why do you need one, how do you start, and how do you use it prudently?

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Hope for the Resurrection of Our Bodies

For Sunday, April 15, 2018 Third Sunday of Easter Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 1 John 2:1-5a Luke 24:35-48 If you want to be reminded of your mortality, turn on the news […]

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the power of storytelling

Giving & The Power of Storytelling

Your church has a mission, and it has a story — hundreds of them, in fact! Learn why stories impact us, and discover ways your parish can harness the power of storytelling.

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“Think Outside the Box”

For Sunday, April 8, 2018 Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) Acts 4:32-35 1 John 5:1-6 John 20:19-31 When people are feeling afraid or insecure, they often find security […]

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Understanding Your Parish Data

What percentage of parishioners are involved in an established ministry? Who in the parish is safe environment certified? Religious education enrollment is in decline, but baptism numbers are increasing. What’s […]

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Living the Resurrection

For Sunday, April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 John 20:1-9 or Mark 16:1-7 In his book, “The Dwelling of the Light: Praying […]

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Hospitality as a Way of Life

The slumbering church is awakening. We are realizing that our pews are empty, our familiar way of doing things isn’t working, and we are facing an unexpected future. We are […]

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He Emptied Himself

For Sunday, March 25, 2018, Palm Sunday Mark 11:1-10 Philippians 2:6-11 Mark 14:1—15:47 Over the past few decades, what has become known as the “Prosperity Gospel” has gained popularity among […]

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Catholic Photos: 3 Ways to Find Images You Need

Incorporating photography into your parish communications enhances your message and inspires your parishioners. But where should the images come from? Google has made many things easy for us, but simply […]

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