Lent Challenge 4

Jesus Meets His Mother

To give completely like a mother gives to her children is a profound gesture. Our Lady gave her entire self, even if it meant suffering unimaginable pain. Sometimes we are called to give until it hurts. But if we are to follow the example of Mary, we will respond regardless of the cost.

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It’s Ok To Ask Parishioners For Money – Here’s How

Yes, we get it. It can be hard to ask people for money, but it’s a vital part of ministry. Read on for ways you can encourage your parish members to give their fair share by appealing to their emotional side. Your members aren’t mind readers; they need a reminder — a gentle push.

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Through WeShare Engagement Campaign, Parish Online Donations Soar

Since implementation of the WeShare Engagement Campaign this year, participating parishes have seen on average an increase of 12% in parishioner online giving — and that number continues to rise!

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A Journey of Faith

Glory & Sacrifice

This Lenten journey — and our Christian life — is both a juxtaposition and a symbiotic relationship between glory and sacrifice. We feel the strain and pull at our normal life through the out-of-the-ordinary sacrifice. Yet through our gifts and self-denial, we brush something extraordinary.

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Lent Challenge 3

Jesus Falls the First Time

Just like Jesus got back on his feet to continue on, we need to recover from our sins and carry on. How can we truly walk this life with him without being accountable to our brothers and sisters, our Church family, and God?

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Lent Challenge 2

Jesus Carries His Cross

True power only comes from God and all power rests in God. We can easily fall into a trap, believing worldly powers have tied our hands. The only one we should be surrendering power to is God.

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Database Spring Cleaning

While database maintenance should be a “more than once a year” priority, it rarely — if ever — is. While you’re “Spring Cleaning” your homes and offices, you should also consider tidying up your digital files. Cleaning and updating your parish data is essential to maintaining your vibrant parish.

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Come Back to Christ

Resisting Temptation

God’s merciful love is real. And the Church, for all of its flaws, is far greater than the human beings who labor in its vineyard. The response to our psalm cannot be more apropos: “Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.” We are in trouble, and God is with us.

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This Lent, Give Up and Give In

During this Lenten season, like all the other seasons, we will be asked to respond in many different ways. Every calling upon us comes with a temptation to take the easy way out or to minimize the value of the request.

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Lent Challenge 1

Jesus is Condemned to Death

What more can one give than his or her life? Jesus was innocent, yet condemned. His death and resurrection have taken away our condemnation and now we are free: free to give back all in his name.

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Beloved Bulletins: Church Communiqués Remain First Line for Information, the National Catholic Register

“The church bulletin has been the mainstay of church communications. We still see the church bulletin as the mainstay of church communication for many years to come.” – LPi President Joe Luedtke

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Fruitful Discipleship

Cultivate Good Fruits

As we look toward the season of Lent, our Gospel this Sunday invites us to look at our lives with clear eyes and to reflect on the fruit of our lives. Are there “branches” that need to be pruned, so that other areas of our lives — including our prayer and ministry — can be more fruitful?

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