Should We Pray Digitally?

Smartphones have forever changed the way we live, and more than 90% of people in North America are now carrying around what are essentially ultra-compact, Internet-connected computers. It’s also impacting the way we pray, with hundreds of Christian prayer apps available. (Here are a few specific to our Catholic faith.) But should we pray digitally? […]

Livestreaming Mass is Essential

With “shelter at home” orders issued around the country this last spring, many parishes are continuing livestream Masses, prayers, reflections,  and other events. Pastors, staff, and volunteers are being very creative in the content they are providing – it’s incredible to see! Livestreaming Mass is essential. Parishes want to use the streaming platform that reaches […]

Facebook Groups and Ministry

If you this past spring you were scrambling to move your ministries online for the foreseeable future, there are dozens of tools available. But one tool, in particular, is a godsend for the way you’re already communicating – Facebook Groups and ministry! A Facebook Group is a bit like a page, but with more focus […]

Livestreaming Mass Right Now

As we move into month six of the coronavirus pandemic, some parishes are wondering, “Should we just direct people to the daily Mass on EWTN and shut down our livestream?” Other parishes have made the decision to livestream Mass themselves. The truth is, you need to be livestreaming Mass right now, and don’t stop. Here’s […]

Getting in Touch

If you’re watching the news about the further spread of coronavirus and wondering, “What are some ways we can be prepared this time around?” remember that the most overlooked items are the lines of communication. Here are a few things to attend to to be sure you’re 100% up to speed on getting in touch: […]

Post Program Surveys

High school teachers, college professors, and even fitness program instructors have started implementing post-course surveys. The moment a class is over, students are asked to complete a short assessment of the instructor and class. These anonymous surveys are designed to help instructors improve, leading to more effective materials and teaching methods over time. So, should […]

Using Parishioner Spotlights

Ever wonder about that new family two pews down from you? They have been attending Mass regularly, but you never see them stay for coffee and donuts. I wonder where they are from. Why did they join our parish? Are they interested in joining a ministry? There are plenty of ways you can engage new parishioners. […]

Parish Planned Giving Seminars

It is no secret that the largest transfer of wealth in human history is starting to take place between Baby Boomers and Millennials. Over the next 30 years, an estimated $68 trillion will be transferred between the two generations. While this is occurring, there is a great opportunity for non-profits to secure donations through planned giving. […]