How to Fix Your Parish Website in 4 Easy Steps

Fact: Technology changes at a rapid pace every day. Because of this, we as a Church need to change with it if we want to continue bringing more people through our doors.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 11

Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent

Try to identify one person you know who needs help finding a way back to God. Make a decision to help God lead him or her home.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 10

Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Make a list of three things for which you are grateful. Spend a few minutes reflecting on each and the role each can play in bringing you joy when you are feeling down.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 09

Second Sunday of Advent

Light a candle, preferably on your Advent wreath if you have one, and reflect on what it means to have the light of Christ inside of you.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 08

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Spend time reflecting on what obstacle, large or small, has been preventing you from saying yes to God in some aspect of your life.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 07

Memorial of St. Ambrose

Set up a time to talk to someone about your need for accountability. Ask them to talk to you frankly and remind you of the importance of living as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 06

Thursday of the First Week of Advent

Pray today that your parish community sees stewardship not just as a way of getting more people engaged, but as a pathway for them to grow in their love of Jesus Christ.

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Be the Light for Others

We are called to be a flame to others during this season, reminding them of why we celebrate this time at all. Each person is a candle to be lit, and you have the gifts, given to you by God, to light them.

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Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas

From the wooden figures of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph lovingly crafted and farm animals displayed around the manger to the Wise Men who make their appearance in January, it all connects. Their Christmas story should be our Christmas story — a story of saying yes to God.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 05

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

What small gift can you provide for someone today that Jesus can multiply into something quite extraordinary?

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Seek God in the Silence

Advent: A Season of Discernment

Hearing the voice of the Lord in the distance demands action, but this isn’t only an invitation to turn away from personal choices and sins that may limit or even prevent God’s coming among us. And this turning — conversion — isn’t only about what we give up, it is really about accepting the gift that we are being offered.

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Daily Advent Challenge Dec. 04

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

Spend at least 15 minutes today in silence and invite God to speak to you. You should say nothing. Just listen.

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