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.
If we are accountable to no one, then the community is simply an option on a Sunday morning, much like golf or household chores. If we are not accountable to God, then our faith is simply something we look to periodically when we are sad or frightened.
St. Irenaeus of Lyons says that, “The business of the Christian is nothing else than to be ever preparing for death.” Monastic spirituality has embraced this preparation in many concrete ways because of the understanding that death is not a finality, but rather a passageway into eternal life!
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.
When working toward a life of greater generosity and surrender of all to God, we are prone to fall flat on our face many times. We are not called to this life only when we are strong. It is how we respond when times are the most difficult that truly defines us.
This Lent, we’ve been called to give up far more than most had planned. We’ve been called to renew our hope and trust in God, who sees beyond earthly suffering not as a spectator, but as the one who took on flesh to feel deeply the pangs of human suffering, in order to redeem us. We are realizing God’s plans were not our plans, and His plans will bear so much more fruit.
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.
When disciples of Jesus Christ act in a gracious manner to all those they meet, they provide a glimpse of home. This home is not in a house in a particular location, but it is a home prepared for all of us for eternity. There is no hate, only love.
Feeling anxious when someone we love becomes ill is normal. Turning to Jesus for help is wise. Waiting for an answer can be difficult. It must have seemed so confusing to Mary and Martha, knowing how much Jesus cared for their brother, that he would delay coming to his assistance. Yet, He had an even greater plan in mind.
What comes up when you search your parish name on Google? While it may seem impossible to get your Google business page organized and your parish to come up more quickly in results, it’s doable if you follow a few simple steps.
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.
There is one joy that remains throughout: the joy we find in Jesus. What he gives us does not fade. The amazing thing about what he offers us is that it also provides a lens through which we see all things. Now we can see the smallest reasons to be grateful.