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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.