The Creaster Opportunity

Christmas represents an incredible opportunity to minister to “Creasters,” those nominal Catholics that only attend Mass during Christmas and Easter. But there is no “one size fits all” ministry answer to how to approach Creasters. Instead, a multi-faceted approach will ensure that you cast the widest net possible. Let’s call this the Creaster opportunity. Here […]

Who and How We Support

Months into the coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear how much damage has been done across the globe. The consequences are physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic. In light of all of this, many people are wondering: what organizations are worthy of financial support? And since the exercise of charity – including financial support – is a hallmark […]

Virtual Coffee and Doughnuts

Even several months into the pandemic, some of us can abuse Facebook. After all, it’s not a communications tool like Flocknote, Constant Contact, or Mailchimp. It’s a social media platform, and as we hear in Oz, “…that’s a horse of a different color!” Its primary purpose is not to inform, but to engage. That’s why […]

Honest Questions, Honest Answers

This article by freelance writer Christina Capecchi got my attention a few weeks ago. The lessons Cappechi teaches are universal, but they apply in particular to ministry in the Church. They are about honest questions, honest answers. Being a parish employee is not easy. Over time, it can feel like the parishioners are “customers” and […]