Chris McAdams, the co-founder of C&M Publications, a 31-year full-service printing company located in Riverside, California, passed away August 3, 2021 at the age of 66.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Chris’ passing. He and his wife Magda are amazing people who worked tirelessly in their business to help parishes flourish,” said Joe Luedtke, LPi CEO. “LPi keeps the McAdams family in our thoughts and prayers.”
From push notifications and group messaging, to links to daily readings and your weekly bulletin, a parish app brings a wealth of information to your parishioners. However, just because you can do it all, doesn’t mean you necessarily should.
We run into trouble when the goals associated with our understanding of success are self-serving rather than in service of the Kingdom of God. We are conditioned into obtaining privilege and status, we forget about matters of the soul and heart.
By telling us to “take up” our cross, Jesus isn’t saying that we have to meekly submit to unfair treatment and suffering or embrace a blind, “offer it up” sort of spirituality. And, while they may be opportunities for grace, illness, sad events or even disasters aren’t “the cross.”
Pop culture has given us a unique idea of the term justice. Justice is about taking. Taking what’s owed. Taking revenge. But when you remember the presence of an all-loving and all-merciful God, it turns our gunslinging sense of justice on its head.
Those whom Jesus heals cannot help but go around telling everyone they meet about the powerful prophet who restored them to health. For them, telling the story of Jesus’ healing power is part of the healing process itself.
The smartphone has reimagined what we can share with our community. If you have yet to start taking photos of the best moments of your church, now is the time to start. Check out some fundamental tips for taking images that are worthy of being shared!