Best Practices

Administration and Finance

Mar 11, 2020: Create a vocation-friendly environment where parishioners are encouraged to ask God what His will in their lives.

Feb 7, 2011: Ignatius Press offers a redeeming alternative to the usual movie rental fare.

Parish: St. Peter's/All Hallow's Catholic Church , Sacramento, CA , Diocese of Sacramento
Categories: Youth, Outreach, Family, Administration and Finance

Aug 16, 2010: Slowing down the offertory collection makes parishioners more aware of its meaning and increases donations.

Parish: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels , Los Angeles, California , Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Categories: Sacraments, Administration and Finance

Jun 22, 2009: Lighthouse Catholic Media's free CD distribution program is reclaiming fallen-away Catholics and increasing the zeal of ordinary parishioners.

Jun 1, 2009: The Covenant of Love Ministry evangelizes parishioners while ministering to marriages.

Parish: St Thomas More Catholic Church , Centennial, CO , Archdiocese of Denver
Categories: Outreach, Family, Faith Formation, Administration and Finance

Oct 27, 2008: "Discovering Christ," a ChristLife Ministries program, generated conversions, renewed commitment, and intensified a sense of community.

Parish: Our Lady of Perpetual Help , Ellicot City, MD , Baltimore
Categories: Outreach, Faith Formation, Administration and Finance

Oct 13, 2008: ParishPay is the largest religious donation and tuition payment processor in the country, serving parishes and schools nationally by providing the infrastructure, technology, and support for scheduled online giving.

Parish: Sacred Heart Church , Roslindale, MA , Archdiocese of Boston
Category: Administration and Finance

Jul 28, 2008: A parish-based conference helps passive parishioners become more active in their faith.

Jul 21, 2008: Six-week program builds intimacy through praying together.

Parish: Our Lady of Good Counsel , Plymouth, MI 48170 , Archdiocese of Detroit
Categories: Youth, Outreach, Family, Faith Formation, Administration and Finance

Mar 3, 2008: A time-tested way to ensure volunteers and to involve otherwise passive parishioners in parish life.

Parish: St. Michael Catholic Church , St. Michael, Minnesota , Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Categories: Outreach, Family, Administration and Finance

What is a Best Practice?

A Best Practice is defined as a practical program or initiative with proven fruits for the pastor and/or the parish.

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