As we grow up, it is sometimes a struggle for us to imagine that our parents understand us. It can seem impossible that Mom and Dad remember the stress of exam week or peer pressure. We’re often the same way about God. We gripe about what He asks of us.
People are more willing than ever to attend churches further away if it means their spiritual needs are being met. If you find yourself with a revolving door parish, here are four things to consider that help first-time visitors become life-long members.
As we begin to prepare our communities for the upcoming Lenten season, it’s time to admit something difficult but truthful: we can’t fill our parishioners’ spiritual buckets if ours are running on empty. Following are some ways you can step back and renew your faith.
While we still have months before many of us will see the vaccine, now is the time to prepare to welcome our parishioners back to the fold. Here are three simple ideas you can build upon to ensure your members continue their relationship with Christ.
With Catholic Schools Week right around the corner, your faith community will have the opportunity to celebrate what makes your parochial school so great. Your parish school provides an excellent, well-rounded education with Jesus Christ at the center of it all.
A lot of parishes hold monthly fundraising dinners in order to bring in extra funds for ministry. But just because restrictions are still in place to keep COVID-19 at bay, doesn’t mean that you need to cancel that spaghetti dinner.
As technology advances, and parishes become more and more reliant on electronic communications, it’s necessary to become more creative when writing and sending out important (and not-so-important!) emails to parishioners, visitors and potential members.
Your church is the cornerstone for many members of the community who rely on the ministries you provide. Use these copy-and-paste online giving descriptions to help clearly and concisely let your parishioners know where each of their contributions go.
What will the year 2021 have in store for us all? The truth is we never really know what each new day holds. When we focus on what we do know, instead of what we do not, that is when hope comes alive, and our lives have true meaning so we can look forward to each new day.