Every Spring, kids get dressed up in white dresses or little suits and walk into a church packed with parents, siblings, and grandparents to watch the young ones receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time in Holy Communion. But the sad reality is that some families see First Communion as a rite of passage but end up not maintaining a faith life for themselves or their children.
It doesn’t matter where you are in your life — you could work in an office, at a parish, or in the home — you will at times have a to-do list a mile long that seems overwhelming. You wonder how you will get it all done. Below are some tips to keep you organized and crossing tasks off of your list.
In an ideal world, it would be great to personally reach out to every parishioner. But with limited staff and time, it’s just not possible. Think an email marketing platform would work for your parish? Check out some points below to help make the case!
Your administrative staff is invaluable at your office. They manage day-to-day responsibilities and, when needed, put out those little metaphorical fires that sometimes pop up. Here are some ways you can show your appreciation for your colleagues.
This pandemic is teaching the Church that we need to be more attentive to technology and how it can aide us in effectively being Church. How we organize and lead our parish and diocesan communities off our campuses is key to our Church in the modern world.
Every so often, a parish must re-evaluate its offering of ministries or programs to see if it’s serving its original purpose. Sometimes, if you find that a particular group has dwindling involvement, it may be time to cut that ministry back.
When a parish wants to tackle a project, often a group of people — including the priest, parish staff, and other leadership — will get together to plan or problem solve. Follow these tips to make these meetings more fruitful.
It takes volunteer efforts, time, and money to create a successful children’s ministry program. But it’s an investment that can lead to a richer faith life for children. If your parish is looking into implementing one, here’s what you need to consider.
Is your website responsive? Is your logo up to date with today’s trends? When was the last time you looked at updating your weekly bulletin? Here are a few things to look at when deciding whether it’s time to rebrand your parish.
What comes up when you search your parish name on Google? While it may seem impossible to get your Google business page organized and your parish to come up more quickly in results, it’s doable if you follow a few simple steps.
With the Coronavirus in full swing, how can we find ways to spiritually support and engage our congregations during this time of fear and uncertainty? Following are four ways to support your parishioners whether they’re in the pews or not.
Parishes need donors to sustain their ministries — but what’s in it for the person giving the money? Here are some reasons why parishioners and visitors give to a parish and ways that we can take their giving to the next level.