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To Give of Oneself

Gratitude is simply the gift we give to the one who was generous to us in the first place. Generosity gives birth to more generosity. Without as much gratitude in the world, there is less chance for an increase of love and generosity.

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How to Plan for a Successful GivingTuesday Campaign

Although GivingTuesday is nearly two months away, it’s time to start planning for ways in which to take advantage of this global giving campaign for your parish. From free resources such as flyer templates, customizable email copy, and social media images, there are many ways you can customize this international campaign to your parish.

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How Much Is Enough?

When confronted with a decision, we can sometimes be given a choice of good, better, and best. We fool ourselves into believing that the good choice is not a bad one, so it must be enough. However, we have placed a limit on our generosity or commitment with our false sense of good stewardship.

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To Whom Do You Belong?

By belonging to Jesus, we are no longer in the shackles of sin but are free to love in an authentic way. But because of our pride and selfishness, this isn’t always easy. That’s why we have the Body of Christ. By belonging to one another, we become instruments of grace for each other and share testimony to the value of a relationship with Jesus.

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Are Your Church Communications Working?

Parishes have so many things to invite people to, such as festivals and hospitality events. Communication is going out all the time, but how well is it working? Following are some ideas to consider when evaluating your parish communication strategies.

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Increase Our Faith

Big Things in Small Packages

There is so much unsettling emotions, unhappiness, disagreement, and anger in our world, nation, and even our Church. Humanity has caused its own mess, and we often pound on the doors of heaven expecting God to fix it all. But if we take up the task of discipleship, our faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains.

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Called to Compassion

How many of us pass by homeless people and pretend they are not even there. We don’t have money in our pocket, we don’t have food to give, and we don’t have material items that they need, so we offer them nothing. We don’t even offer ourselves.

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How to Grow Your Recurring Giving

Recurring giving is a great way to ensure that your church ministries will be funded. But according to statistics, only a small percentage actually make the commitment to have their gifts automatically deducted. Here are a few ways to encourage parishioners to becoming regular donors.

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Service and Sacrifice

Compete Well for the Faith

Memorials and commemorations of saints remind us that holiness isn’t limited to one way of life, gender, or time period. The call to live out a vocation of service to God isn’t only for those who have been canonized or beatified. The Communion of Saints includes each of us, and we all have a part to play in the mission of the Church.

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What’s Most Important?

Maybe the problem lies in the fact that, at times, we are merely lukewarm fans of Jesus and not disciples. If we truly have matured in our faith and strengthened our relationship with him, then real commitment comes easier.

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Why You Need to Claim Your Church on Google

Google receives over 63,000 searches per second on any given day. With this in mind, along with the amount of churches available for people to choose from, it’s important to find ways to increase your SEO by claiming your listing on Google.

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Get Back on Track

Motivated by Love

Even small sins can have a corrupting influence on our souls. But we can fundamentally redirect our course by committing ourselves to making good choices every day. The little gestures we can perform don’t require much time or effort, but when done with love, St. Therese of Lisieux assures us that they become great in the eyes of God.

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