Vibrant Parish Toolkit

The Process of Parish Reopening

Some think that many Catholics will jump back into Mass once churches reopen, while others theorize that some may never return. Wherever you are in your parish reopening plan, here are some ways to keep Mass and the Catholic faith at the forefront of your members in a safe way.

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The “Benefits” of a Difficult Conversation

As a pastor, you’re bound to run into some uncomfortable situations. Whether that be with a parishioner who is unhappy with the quality of the music, or a staff member feeling burned out and showing it, sometimes you need to have difficult conversations.

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What the Coronavirus is Teaching Churches About Evangelization

For parishes that haven’t focused as intently as they should have on evangelization, COVID-19 was a complete wake up call. The health pandemic taught parishes that they needed a back-up plan and ways to connect with members using as many digital methods as possible.

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Can Instagram Work for your Parish?

You already know that keeping your parish current on social media trends is just as important as any of your ministry offerings. More than likely, you already keep your website updated, post to Facebook regularly, and upload videos to YouTube. But are you active on Instagram?

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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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