The One Who is to Come

A Time for Longing

Like the priests, prophets, and kings of the Old Testament, we have received an anointing. It is now time for us to put that power of God to work. Only by seeing our lives transformed by the peace which only God can give will the world come to know that Jesus alone provides the answers that the people of today are seeking.

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Wide-Open Eyes

If you approach these December days simply as a way to prepare for Christmas, you may find yourself just doing the same old thing as last year. But remember, Jesus is coming again. When people of all ages understand that, it can be a cause for large, wide-open eyes.

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Open the Eyes of My Heart

The View from Heaven

We like answers logically explained, predictable returns on investment, and healthy organizational culture. While all of those are good from a human perspective, the view from heaven seems to operate differently … and this drive us mad. But it all comes from the hand of a loving divine Father who knows what He is about.

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How to Create an Advent-Themed Online Giving Campaign

The holidays are now upon us, and the time is right to tie-in the theme of Advent with your giving efforts. Read on for tips and best practices on how to create your own Advent-themed giving campaign for your parish.

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How Would You Rule Your Kingdom?

The King of kings could have had all that, but instead, he chose quite a different path. He gave up having servants so he could be the servant of all his subjects himself. Yes, he was the King of kings, but he was nothing like a typical king.

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Make the Most of Facebook Events

The Facebook events feature is a great way to promote your upcoming parish events, and it’s great way for the parish to see how many people plan to attend or are interested. Check out a few tips to use this tool to your greatest benefit.

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Called & Chosen

Honoring Our Anointing

On the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we speak about how Jesus is King of Kings, Lord of Lords. All have been saved by the death and resurrection of the Anointed One, but now he is calling us and counting on us to honor our anointing through our discipleship and stewardship in this world.

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We Are Called to Be Saints

Our world needs more living saints living out their stewardship in a radical manner. Stories are valuable, but when others get to see disciples of Jesus Christ answering their call in person, consider the impact.

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Michelle Allen of St. Michael Catholic Parish

Everyday Stewardship Produces ‘Extraordinary Outcomes’

What is Everyday Stewardship? About 40 parishioners, priests, and parish and diocesan staff members attended a day of focused learning on stewardship, presented by Tracy Earl Welliver, to learn just that at St. Francis of Assisi, Grapevine on October 17.

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4 Ways to Prevent Fraud at Your Parish

With the increase of online scams and fraudulent schemes running rampant these days, parishes are discovering that they are not immune, and need to be just as vigilant when it comes to protecting parish and parishioner data.

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Thanksgiving Day Is Coming!

Gratitude is a key characteristic of a good Everyday Steward, but it does not develop in us without effort. The point is that too often we take so many gifts for granted, and unless we pause and purposely reflect, we miss the chance to give thanks.

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A Time for Rebirth

Hope in the Blessings of Tomorrow

We are experiencing a time of upheaval in our secular and Church worlds, and people are feeling the grief that comes with loss and change. But can this also be a time of hope and the birth of something new? We easily forget that God is in charge and that the essence of His presence and the mission of the Gospel always remain.

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