Vibrant Parish Toolkit

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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Make the Most of Your Brainstorming Sessions

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.

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Invest in Children’s Ministry for a Healthy Parish

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.

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How To Know When It’s Time To ReBrand Your Parish

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.

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4 Ways to Keep Parishioners Engaged During the Coronavirus

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.

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