Archiving Parish Livestreams?

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit America in February 2020, almost every parish in the country has livestreamed or pre-recorded Masses. Several months into our “new normal,” the question is coming up more and more: how long should we keep these Mass recordings around on our Facebook page? The answer? Not very long. You should be […]

How Spammy Is Your Parish Email?

We are sending more emails than ever, and billions of messages crisscross the globe each day. For every legitimate message that needs to get somewhere, there’s probably 3-4 that are scams, viruses, or unwanted marketing schemes. This begs the question: how spammy is your parish email? Maybe you’ve noticed over the last few months that […]

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 […]

Publishing Parish Reports

A few weeks ago, this parish report, delivered via YouTube from a pastor in Oklahoma, caught our team’s attention. It’s a textbook case of what publishing parish reports should be: It opens with an attitude of prayer: Father’s reading of one of Paul’s letters, followed by a brief reflection, sets the tone for the rest of the […]

Update Your Mass Times

Advent is almost upon us , which means it’s time to publish your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass times…everywhere. This is important because many nominal Catholics start searching for Mass times to help decide where they will worship during this high holy day. Get to it and update your Mass times. It’s not just […]

COVID-19 and Parish Communications

You have learned a lot about how parishioners engage with the parish over the last several months. Social distancing has allowed you to contact loyal parishioners in new ways. It has also (hopefully) provided you an opportunity to engage some people that are thinking of coming back to the Church during this unprecedented time. You’re […]