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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Despite Economic Hardship, LPi Expands by Acquiring C&M Publications

LPi is excited to announce the acquisition of C&M Publications, a 31-year full-service printing company located in Riverside, California. Despite the global pandemic that has stopped the growth of so many essential businesses, LPi’s acquisition of C&M Publications is testimony to their dedication to growth and being a single source provider of print, digital, and service solutions. The company is ready to add more parishes to their growing “family of faith” as they strive to cultivate more vibrant communities.

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Everyday Saints

As a child I was wrong about saints, but even more importantly, I didn’t fully realize that all of us are called to be saints! Me, a saint? Holiness is not something simply studied in books. It is the way of life we are all called to live.

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The Light and the Dark

When the cravings of the five senses are tempered, the soul is more apt to perceive the deeper realities of the sacred mysteries. How can we learn to temper our five senses, then, in order to help our souls be more attentive to the arrival of the Bridegroom?

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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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We Are Not Made For This World

Living As A Witness

The world will always let us down eventually because we are not made for this world. The Solemnity and readings this weekend help us remember this truth by surrounding us with faithful witnesses who we can look up to and emulate.

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Calculating Love

The truth is, the modern world increasingly seems to have no real idea what love is or how to determine when love is real. That makes the seemingly simple words of Jesus about loving God and your neighbor very complex indeed.

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4 Steps for GivingTuesday in a Pandemic

Because of the virtual shift in everyday life as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, any charitable efforts will likely be electronic in nature. So how can your parish participate in the global philanthropic event GivingTuesday, and how is donor behavior changing?

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Love The Lord, Your God

Growing in Love of God and Neighbor

What presently has your heart? What occupies your mind? And what are you trying to gain at perhaps the cost of your soul? How can you love God with all you have? How can we love God with all our heart surrounded by so many others whom we love?

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Chosen

When God chose you and me, He had all the information needed to make the choice, and He chose us anyway! I don’t know about you, but if given the chance I’m not sure I’d have chosen myself. God sees in me something that at times seems hidden to me.

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The Flip Side of DIY

In order to reach members of our faith community through the static of everyday demands, we need to consider doing the work for them — here’s how.

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Made In God's Image

Feet in Two Worlds

We have to keep our feet in two places. While we are of this world, we also are members of another. It is challenging to attend to our civil obligations and duties while remaining loyal to the greater truth that God is God and there is no other.

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