Catholic Resources

From engaging your parish community through the use of new technology, best practices in parish communication, and discovering ways to ignite and renew the lives of your parishioners, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge to help you build your vibrant parish.


Gathering Data to Engage


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Gathering Data to Engage

Gathering Data to Engage

Much like a business that must meet the needs of its customers, so, too, should a church gather data to enhance its ministry efforts. However, data isn’t just a collection of numbers. The goal of collecting data should be to gain a deeper understanding of things, and whether your efforts are as effective as possible.

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Leveraging Your Data


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Leveraging Your Data for Mission Engagement

Leveraging Your Data for Mission Engagement

No matter your role on the staff or your objective, data can empower your contribution to the parish mission. By examining past trends and measuring current engagement, parishes can creatively innovate for the future. Integrate your data. Engage your parish. Evangelize your community.

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Why Salesforce Matters


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Why Salesforce Matters to Your Church

Why Salesforce Matters to Your Church

For the average parish, parishioner data management is a flurry of spreadsheets, hand-scribbled notes, and personal conversations. While no digital tool can replace your personal touch, what could a digital tool do to enhance it? LPi’s Parishioner Engagement System, WeGather, is built directly on top of Salesforce, the world’s #1 Customer Relationship Management System. With WeGather, the power of Salesforce comes to your church office and your parishioners, helping you organize data in a productive way and giving you the information you need to build your community.

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Make Disciples, Transform Lives


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Make Disciples, Transform Lives

Make Disciples, Transform Lives

As Church, we are called to more than just getting people connected or involved – we are about helping people experience transformation through discipleship. Explore the difference between engagement and discipleship, and learn how to communicate and evangelize effectively to bring people closer to Christ.

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What is a Vibrant Parish?


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What is a Vibrant Parish?

What is a Vibrant Parish?

Each parish is a unique community made up of people with varied experiences. Where we are in our journey may differ, but we should all be striving toward the same goal: introducing people to Jesus Christ and assisting them in growing their relationship with him and the Body of Christ. When looking to improve your parish, focus on LPi’s 4 Quadrants of a Vibrant Parish – discipleship, identity, communication, and formation.

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Extend Your Catholic Community


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How to Extend Your Catholic Community to Those Supporting You

How to Extend Your Catholic Community to Those Supporting You

Every business that chooses to align itself with your parish through financial or substantive support has done so willingly and is a gift from God. The extension of our community into those workplaces is more important than we sometimes realize. It can easily become an opportunity for evangelization. How can you cultivate and grow these community relationships?

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Engaging Bulletins People Read


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How to Create an Engaging Bulletin That People Want to Read

How to Create an Engaging Bulletin That People Want to Read

While the digital age has changed how we share information, the bulletin remains a cornerstone of parish communication. The benefits of an engaging bulletin are clear. Visitors attracted to the parish’s mission become members. Members inspired by parishioner stories become more engaged. Engaged disciples build the community and transform your parish life.

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Why Brand Your Parish


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Why Brand Your Parish

Why Brand Your Parish?

Your church has a story. Do people in the community know what it is? Branding is an effective ministry tool to unify your parish around a common vision and engage your surrounding community. A good brand invites parishioners and seekers into the mission of your parish, helping everyone to grow in faith, live in hope, and reach out in the love of Jesus Christ.

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Branding Your Collaboration


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How to Create a Unified Mission When Facing Collaboration

How to Create a Unified Mission When Facing Collaboration

Today’s changes in the religious landscape mean adaptability and collaboration for the average parish. But a unified mission delivered with expertise and enthusiasm can help relieve the tensions and fears of parishioners, engaging more people for Christ. And his Church is far more powerful than the geography or history that once separated us.

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WeShare Vs. PayPal


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WeShare Vs. PayPal

WeShare Vs. PayPal

When it comes to choosing the best online giving platform for your parish, there is a vast array of choices out there. When faced with so many selections, here are some things that parishes need to focus on when making the jump into online giving.

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Fundraise for Vocations


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How to Creatively and Successfully Fundraise for Vocations

How to Creatively and Successfully Fundraise for Vocations

When Fr. Keller had the idea to send a prospective priest to seminary school, the parish of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup, New Mexico, didn’t hold a traditional fundraiser. Instead, parishioners worked together to restore a 1972 Chevelle Super Sport. Then through WeShare, they created a raffle event and sold tickets, raising over $145,000!

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6 Mistakes Churches Make


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6 Mistakes Churches Make with Online Giving

6 Mistakes Churches Make with Online Giving

By offering an online giving option to your faith community, there is potential for your parish donations to increase by 30%. Unfortunately, a lot of parishes have trouble getting online giving off the ground after they make the commitment to offer it. Here are some common mistakes churches make with online giving, and how to fix them.

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Ask for Online Donations & Increase Giving


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Ask for Online Donations & Increase Giving

Ask for Online Donations & Increase Giving

Prince of Peace Catholic Community in Plano, Texas, took part in WeShare’s new Engagement Campaign. In less than six months, online donors increased 70%, and the parish now has a projected yearly income growth of nearly $217,000 – and rising!

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5 Ways Online Giving Benefits Parishioners


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5 Ways Online Giving Benefits Parishioners

It’s hard to convince people to try new things — especially when it comes to trying something new within the parish. This has never been truer today than when it comes to online giving, but using this method of giving helps more than just the parish thrive. It helps parishioners, too.

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Communicate the Benefits of Giving Online


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How to Communicate the Benefits of Giving Online

Communicate the Benefits of Giving Online

If the online giving tool simply replicates the function of the envelope, church donations won’t increase. Read why it’s important for parishes to communicate to members what good things will occur as a result of their donations. Then check out our 10 tips to consider when choosing an online giving provider.

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Inspire Parish Giving


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Inspire Parish Giving

Inspire Parish Giving

Every parish has a history … how it came to be, how it helps the local community, and how people are actively benefitting from it. Telling the story of your parish — and of how day-to-day operations are essential to continuing on that legacy — is a great way to capture the generosity of people within your community.

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Eliminating Parishioner Envelopes


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How to Grow Donations By Eliminating Parishioner Envelopes

How to Grow Donations By Eliminating Parishioner Envelopes

After doing away with the donate-by-envelope option and trying other online giving possibilities, St. Timothy in Mesa, Arizona, turned to WeShare so that they could offer something less labor-intensive for parish staff but at a cost-effective price. Members responded positively to the ease and security WeShare offers, and donations increased 13% in just one year.

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How to Increase Giving


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How to Increase Giving

How to Increase Giving to Multiple Campaigns & Funds

Parishioners at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee, Iowa, asked for the ability to make donations online by credit card and into the different church campaigns and funds. So the church turned to WeShare. From its parish kickoff through the third month, St. Boniface saw an amazing 61% increase in online donations.

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The Mobile Church App


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The Mobile Church App

The Mobile Church App

We are called to engage people with catechesis and reengage those who have lost a sense of the importance of faith in daily life. Daily life in the modern world, for most, is filled with technology. Mobile apps, whether used on a smartphone or a tablet, have changed how we think about and use mobile technology. Read about this new technology, and how to use it to engage and catechize future generations of the Catholic Church.

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The Power of a Parish Stewardship Newsletter

The Power of a Parish Stewardship Newsletter

A stewardship newsletter can become a real foundation piece of your parish community experience, building a more vibrant church. Publishing a monthly newsletter can be a daunting task, but this how-to guide makes the process of creating a meaningful, effective newsletter easier.

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Stewardship in a Nutshell


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Stewardship in a Nutshell

Stewardship in a Nutshell

What does it mean to be an Everyday Steward? As disciples of Jesus, we are called to use our God-given talents and gifts to make the Body of Christ strong and to change the world. This document outlines the simple stewardship concepts, processes, and principles that can be seeds for tremendous growth.

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Stewardship for Students


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How to Create a Culture of Stewardship for Students

How to Create a Culture of Stewardship for Students

Use your intellect wisely … don’t waste the gift of time … embrace your life as a student … stay committed. These are just a few of Tracy Earl Welliver’s 10 Points on Good Stewardship for Students that makes the life of an Everyday Steward attainable for children — and plants the seed for lifelong stewardship.

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The Value of Data in Pastoral Planning


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The Value of Data in Pastoral Planning

The Value of Data in Pastoral Planning

The path to anywhere new requires us to gather information, and the same can be said about pastoral planning. There is always data available to you that can provide insights and a clearer picture of what is going on in your faith community; it just takes time, effort and yes, data, to craft a good plan.

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Create a Cohesive Identity


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How to Use Branding as an Effective Ministry Tool

How to Use Branding to Create a Cohesive Identity

Between declining populations and mergers, the Parish of the Holy Savior in the foothills of Maine’s Appalachian Mountains had little opportunity to form a cohesive identity. A new logo from LPi focuses on what they are about as people (rather than buildings) and where they are going.

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Branding = Effective Ministry Tool


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How to Use Branding as an Effective Ministry Tool

How to Use Branding as an Effective Ministry Tool

When three churches merged into one new name of St. Bosco in Branford, Connecticut, it was a challenge to bring together people who were used to the uniqueness of their own parishes and neighborhoods. Rebranding helped to give everyone a fresh start and to be of the same mindset and mission.

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Send Powerful Messages


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How to Use Branding to Send More Powerful Messages

How to Use Branding to Send More Powerful Messages

Today’s changes in the religious landscape mean adaptability and collaboration for the average parish. But a unified mission delivered with expertise and enthusiasm can help relieve the tensions and fears of parishioners, engaging more people for Christ. And his Church is far more powerful than the geography or history that once separated us.

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Maintenance or Mission


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Maintenance or Mission

Maintenance or Mission

Studies prove that greater generosity flourishes in mission-focused parishes. That’s because instead of focusing on parish maintenance, “Living the Mission” churches ask members to fund the mission and vision of the parish in which they are spiritually invested. This approach opens people’s eyes to opportunities for spiritual growth and for world transformation.

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