Buy your Christmas gifts on your parish website—and a little bit goes back to your church.
Liturgical Publications Inc increases its investment in The Catholic Company to bring back the Catholic Gift Store to parishes.
If you are old enough, you may remember your Catholic parish having a gift shop where you could buy rosaries for first communicants, Bibles as wedding gifts, or prayer cards of your patron saint. While that had been a distant memory, now thanks to an increased investment in The Catholic Company by Liturgical Publications Inc (LPi), it no longer has to be.
LPi offers a custom church website builder that makes it easy for parishes to create a modern, interactive website. And now, thanks to the world’s #1 Catholic store, The Catholic Company, that website can bring back the tradition of the parish gift shop, with the modern convenience of online purchasing.
“LPi has had a partnership with The Catholic Company for years. We have been looking for a way to increase that partnership while also providing improved services to both of our companies’ customers. With the introduction of WeConnect, LPi’s online church website builder, earlier this year it became obvious that we had a perfect fit,” said Paul Knaapen, CEO of LPi.
Even though WeConnect has only been available since early 2012, hundreds of Catholic parishes have already built their websites using WeConnect. And now that website can become a source of revenue for the church and a convenience for parishioners who want to buy quality Catholic goods.
“This is a great opportunity for LPi to increase the depth of its relationship with both current and prospective customers. It is also an opportunity to continue to build the Web services we are offering our churches and their parishioners,” Knaapen continued.
LPi publishes bulletins for churches throughout the United States. Additionally, we have expanded our communication expertise to offer parishes online solutions for donations, websites, and connected communities. Family-owned since 1972, we offer custom communication solutions backed by industry-leading service. For more information, visit www.4LPi.com.
The Catholic Company is the leading online and catalog retailer of high quality Catholic books and gifts. Selling online since 2001, The Catholic Company has since been nationally recognized as being a leader in online retail with several awards in customer care and technology. For more information, visit www.catholiccompany.com.