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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In the Unexpected

No matter what, we can say with certainty that tomorrow will not go exactly as we envisioned. Our lives are influenced by many factors and the world around us is complex. Rather than be surprised by the unexpected, maybe we should expect the unexpected.

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How Do You Prepare the Way?

Advent is God’s gift to us, our time for preparation. Christmas is not merely a reminder and a celebration of Jesus’ first coming as an infant to Mary in Bethlehem but a reminder that he will come again.

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The Changing Roles of Ushers & Parish Volunteers

You need to do everything in your control to keep your parishioners safe so they can come back to worship. In order to do this, church leaders need to assemble a team of volunteers to tackle the many tasks associated with it.

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Be Watchful! Be Alert!

Stay Awake! The Best Is Yet to Come!

It is difficult to stay focused and alert when we are tired. When out in public, one can almost hear a constant hum of anxiety. It’s always there. People are scared. Yet, this new brightly shining liturgical year bids us to stand erect, stay awake and watch!

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There Is Much to Be Done

Growing up I only knew how to help the least of these through the school and church activities of the time. Today, YouTube and GodTube are filled with videos of creative ways people reach out to one another. Giving and good stewardship can be contagious!

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Re-imagining Advent in a Pandemic

With the season marking the start of the new liturgical year, it’s time for the spirit of creativity to take hold in your plans. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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The Good News of the Reign of Christ

When we limit the focus of this feast to the kingship of Christ, we risk losing the broader view of what we are really celebrating today: our citizenship in the Kingdom of God. We have been claimed by and for Christ in our baptism and our true home is in the Reign of Christ.

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Buried in Your Backyard

Sometimes out of fear, misunderstanding, or even apathy, we have taken one or more of our gifts and buried them, hiding them away from others and stifling all growth. This is no way to honor God and certainly not a path to fulfillment in life.

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5 Virtual Fundraising Ideas

We all know that our normal way of operating our parishes has dramatically changed because of the coronavirus pandemic. In order to meet your fundraising goals, you’ll need to adapt – here are some ideas to get you started.

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A Great Treasure

Appraising Our Greatest Valuables

What treasure has been entrusted us and how we can multiply it for the glory of God? Perhaps, the treasure is that which all of us have and which we can often take for granted, like valuable antiques gathering dust in our attics — our family.

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In Our Midst

We have all been startled by someone when we thought we were all alone. Sometimes that person in our midst was simply hidden from our view. At times that person we don’t see is Jesus. He’s always there with us, in others, sharing our everyday moments.

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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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