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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If It’s Free, You’re the Product

Your eyes have likely glazed over at the number of “free offers” you’re receiving right now. The pandemic’s effect on the worldwide economy has led to thousands of businesses peddling all kinds of products and services for free. The world of Catholicism is no different. And some of these resources are amazing. But let’s stop to […]