Vibrant Parish Toolkit

Weathering Your Parish Through Any Crisis

No one could have predicted what COVID-19 would do to our parishes. But by utilizing online resources and calling on parishioners to volunteer for help, parishes have proven that Church really isn’t a place – it’s who we are as people of God

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How Parishes Can “Reap a Harvest from Good SEEDs”

To strengthen and enliven parishes and dioceses in today’s ever-growing secular culture, we need to become harvesters of SEEDs. Tracy Earl Welliver and Fr. James Mallon tackle some important questions of how to move forward.

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3 Crowdfunding Examples to Inspire Your Annual Parish Appeal

With so many new ways of doing things changing every day, it’s inevitable that some parishes will need to get creative if they want to continue capturing the interest of their congregation. Here are some crowdfunding ideas that you can apply to your own parish.

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5 Ways Parishes are Making a “Catholic Comeback”

Your parish has adapted to doing the work of Christ digitally. Now that the country is beginning to open again, it’s time to ask the question — where do parishes go from here? Following are five things parishes are doing to make a “great Catholic comeback.”

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5 Free Copy and Paste Donation Receipt Messages

With emerging technology comes new ways of doing regular things — and thanking a donor for his or her support is one of them. Need a little inspiration? Check out these five cut and paste thank you notes and customize them for your faith community.

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Fight Donor Fatigue in Your Parish

Many priests and parish staff dread talking stewardship and fundraising with their parishioners. How can you fight “donor fatigue” and inspire givers to stay the course so you can meet your goals?

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It’s Not Possible to Over-Communicate During Times of Crisis

For parish staff who have found themselves severely limited in what they can put out, we invite you to download our free weekly bulletins from WeCreate.

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Advancing Your Parish Through a Time of Crisis: Free Online Course

As churches begin to reopen and welcome back members, we must be ready to lead our communities into the “new normal.” Revive is tackling how we can do that through their latest online course, “Advancing Your Parish Through a Time of Crisis.”

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Surviving or Thriving Webinar Series: Preparing for the “New Normal”

As Catholics become more used to this “new normal,” is it even possible to go back to how it once was? To help parish leaders navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic and this exact question, the Amazing Parish has created a free webinar series, “Surviving or Thriving.”

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Helping Families Stay Engaged Past First Communion

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.

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Tips to Honor Your Administrative Staff

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.

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Parish Ministries – Should It Stay or Should It Go?

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.

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