LPi is excited to announce the acquisition of Catholic Printery, a 35-year-old bulletin printing company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The decision to acquire Catholic Printery came as a result of the retirement of Kieth Sterling, president of Catholic Printery. LPi’s acquisition of Catholic Printery continues their expansion as a single source provider of print, digital, and service solutions, helping thousands of parishes across the country create more vibrant faith communities.
Even small sins can have a corrupting influence on our souls. But we can fundamentally redirect our course by committing ourselves to making good choices every day. The little gestures we can perform don’t require much time or effort, but when done with love, St. Therese of Lisieux assures us that they become great in the eyes of God.
The saying goes, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” In the age of Google and social media, your parish website is your best chance to make that impression. Taking the time to make it great will highlight the best and most beautiful things about your parish.
Life lessons are often learned in a moment of desperation. But how often do we take the time to reflect on the spiritual realities that were shown to us precisely through that circumstance? Can we find joy and new grace from God after a time of anguish? One of the paradoxes of Christian faith is that when we are lost, we can be found.
Our generosity and our giving of very selves back to God need to bear witness to the transforming power of Jesus. If we truly love another, we will offer them the example of how we love God even more than them. This is the “why” of our stewardship.
I love the verse in Sirach where it says, “My child, conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.” This is an interesting concept for those of us who think a stewardship way of life is all about the giving of gifts. When we start to think that all we are called to do is give for the sake of giving, we have missed the point.
True discipleship is not easy or nice. It is a call to live a life of contradiction, always ready to let go so we can receive. Life with Christ is beautiful and radical, but it’s not won without detachment. We have to be ready to give up what is of this earth, so that we are free to be open to what is of God.
LPi has unveiled an update to its WeShare admin platform for current and future customers. This update boasts enhanced functionality, and provides new and efficient features to continue to make online giving an effortless process for all users. Every day, the WeShare development team strives to maintain the best online giving platform experience for its users. An intuitive administrative interface and the ability to easily recreate repeated events is just another way that LPi strives to be at the forefront of parish technology.
God calls us to a humility where we understand that who we are and what we have is a blessing from Him. For the poor, crippled, and blind, humility is a natural byproduct of their position in life, so God favors them. Those who have been given more — and find themselves with greater status because of it — must cultivate even greater humility.
However, no matter how much I write about my family and how much you read about them, you will only have a glimpse as to the real people. It will take an actual relationship with one of them to get you to the point where you can say you know them. That is the same way with Jesus.