Spreading the Good News on World Communications Day

The paper shows up on your doorstep. Your cell phone buzzes. A week’s worth of groceries is delivered. Communication technology is constantly evolving. Is your church keeping up?

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Online Communications for Divine Communication

May 3rd is National Day of Prayer! The country’s attention turns to the heavens, with prayer front and center. As a church, you plan to keep that focus long after this day is over.

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4 Reasons to Revisit a Parish App

Diversity. Mobility. Accessibility. For parishioners on the go, having access to information at their fingertips is a necessity.

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Creating a Church Social Media Policy

As your church delves further into social media, the question of policies will inevitably surface. If your church does not yet have a social media policy, now is the time to write one! So why do you need one, how do you start, and how do you use it prudently?

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Understanding Your Parish Data

What percentage of parishioners are involved in an established ministry? Who in the parish is safe environment certified? Religious education enrollment is in decline, but baptism numbers are increasing. What’s going on? Parish life is unfolding all around you. Families join the parish. Visitors come and go. Ministries thrive or founder. Donations ebb and flow. […]

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Catholic Photos: 3 Ways to Find Images You Need

Incorporating photography into your parish communications enhances your message and inspires your parishioners. But where should the images come from? Google has made many things easy for us, but simply typing “church pictures” and using what you find might not be ethical. Since 1989, copyright is presumed on all creative works, which includes photography. The […]

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Is Your Church Website Mobile Friendly?

Did you know that about 47% of online traffic is from mobile devices? And that online searches rank differently 80% of the time between mobile and desktop? The answer lies in one aspect of Google’s search algorithm. It ranks mobile friendly websites more favorably than websites that don’t adapt to browsing on smartphones and tablets. […]

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4 Ways to Revitalize Online Giving for Lent

Lent is the perfect time to revitalize your online giving program as your parish enters into an intentional time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The mood shifts, church decorations change, parish events increase, and discipleship is on people’s minds. As parishioners consider ways to give sacrificially during Lent, here are four ways to engage your […]

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Is Your Church Website Ready for Lent?

With Ash Wednesday right around the corner, it’s time to ask yourself: “Is my church website ready for Lent?” Let’s help our parishioners get to Mass on Ash Wednesday! There are two simple, but often overlooked, tasks that your website administrator needs to do.

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Six Mistakes Churches Make With Online Giving

So your church selected an online giving program and rolled it out to parishioners. Great! This was the right decision! More than 50% of churches now offer online programs, up from 11% in 2011, and there is potential for your parish donations to increase by 30%.

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Maximizing WeShare for Your School

With Catholic Schools Week right around the corner (January 28 – February 3), we celebrate what makes our parochial schools so great. Your parish school provides an excellent, well-rounded education with Jesus Christ at the center of it all. That’s something to celebrate! There are always new ways to learn, grow, and expand as a […]

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Church Technology Trends in 2018

  In St. Augustine’s Confessions, he refers to God’s beauty as “ever ancient, ever new.” As Catholic churches, we pass on our rich heritage of tradition to the next generation. But in an ever-changing world, the Church challenges us to a New Evangelization, “new in its ardor, methods and expression.” We know that while technology […]

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