Catholic Photos: 3 Ways to Find Images You Need

Posted on March 15, 2018 by - Catholic Tech Talk

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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 typing “church pictures” and using what you find might not be ethical. Since 1989, copyright is presumed on all creative works, which includes photography. The Church has taught for centuries that a laborer has a right to his or her work. With a little know-how, it’s easy to find great images that respect the rights of the artists.
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Springing Forward with LPi Events

Posted on March 9, 2018 by - LPi News

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March is off to a busy start as LPi works to help church customers nationwide build their vibrant parishes. From stewardship days to seminars, LPi offers churches the best practice tips and practical tools they need to engage their parishioners and evangelize their community.

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From Visitor to Parishioner: Online Registration for Easter

Posted on March 8, 2018 by - Vibrant Parish Toolkit

parishioner registrationA young family is new in town and they found your Easter Mass times online. When Easter morning comes around, they arrive at your doors and are greeted warmly by your hospitality team. They look around to see the flowers and decorations. They are inspired by the music and dynamic homily. They’re moved by the joyful reverence of the liturgy. The family wants to become parishioners. Are you ready?

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4 Ways to Revitalize Online Giving for Lent

Posted on February 15, 2018 by - Catholic Tech Talk

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Lent is the perfect time to revitalize your online giving program as your parish enters into an intentional time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The mood shifts, church decorations change, parish events increase, and discipleship is on people’s minds. As parishioners consider ways to give sacrificially during Lent, here are four ways to engage your church and utilize your online giving program for the season.

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Press Release: Liturgical Publications Becomes LPi

Posted on February 14, 2018 by - LPi News

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Since the birth of our company in 1972, employees and customers have known us as Liturgical Publications. We began as a local company providing ad-supported printed products for our Catholic parish customers. Over the past several decades, our market has expanded considerably.

We are a national stewardship and communications leader, offering a broad suite of digital, print, and coaching products to our church customers. While the Catholic Church remains by far our largest non-profit customer segment, we now work with non-profits across a wide spectrum of sectors.

To best showcase the breadth of our offerings and customer base, as well as to better align with our corporate growth strategy, “Liturgical Publications” will now go to market simply as “LPi.” (more…)

3 Lenten Preparation Tips for Church Employees

Posted on February 8, 2018 by - Vibrant Parish Toolkit

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“Is Stations of the Cross in the bulletin?” “Who submitted the invoice for the parish mission speaker? “The confirmation retreat is the weekend after Ash Wednesday. We can’t order pepperoni pizza for Friday! Change the order!”

If these concerns sound familiar to you, you might be a church employee! Lenten considerations look a little different if you’re on a parish staff. It can be easier to feel like Martha rather than Mary. But the Lenten invitation to conversion and sacrifice is extended to every person, even – and perhaps especially – when faith is your job. Read on for a few ways to enter into the season of Lent in your heart, not just on your ministerial to-do list. (more…)

Is Your Church Website Ready for Lent?

Posted on February 1, 2018 by - Catholic Tech Talk

Ash Wednesday

Christmas and Easter may be your church’s busy days of the year, but Ash Wednesday is the busiest day for your parish website. Why? It makes sense if you think about it. Most parishioners know—or should!—when Easter or Christmas Masses take place. Typically these holidays follow the typical Saturday and Sunday Mass schedule, but not Ash Wednesday! This means parishioners and visitors will be looking one main place for their Mass time information—the parish website. (more…)

Your Parish Collaboration Needs a Brand

Posted on January 25, 2018 by - Vibrant Parish Toolkit

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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 adaptability and collaboration on the part of the average parish. These collaborations often bring tensions between staff and parishioners, even perhaps the fear that one day a beloved parish will close or lose it’s unique identity.

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Six Mistakes Churches Make With Online Giving

Posted on January 22, 2018 by - Catholic Tech Talk

Online Giving Program

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%. (more…)