Best Practices

Best Practices on this page include practical programs that have been successful in at least one parish, and that could potentially be implemented in other parishes. Browse for the latest Best Practices below or search across the multiple areas of parish life.

Jan 24, 2011: Pastors enrich parish worship through flexible application of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum without causing controversy.

Parish: Holy Angels , Mt. Airy, NC , Diocese of Charlotte
Categories: Sacraments, Ongoing Priestly Formation

Jan 3, 2011: Matthew Kelly's retreats spark conversions and and a new impulse toward holiness among parishioners.

Parish: SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church , Huntington, IN 46750 , Fort Wayne - South Bend
Categories: Youth, Sacraments, Outreach, Family, Faith Formation

Nov 15, 2010: Called and Gifted Seminars provide lay parishioners with a substantial, practical, and motivational understanding of authentic lay spirituality and apostolate.

Parish: St. Dominic Catholic Church , San Francisco, CA , Archdiocese of San Francisco
Category: Faith Formation

Oct 11, 2010: Annual CMAA Sacred Music Colloquium Renews Parish Music Programs

Sep 20, 2010: Father Michael's Monday Message Is Weekly Encouragement

Parish: St. Thomas Aquinas , College Station, Texas , Austin Diocese
Category: Faith Formation

Aug 30, 2010: Men's ministry ("The King's Men") reaches men where they are at and launches them into a new, integral, active experience of Christ and the Church.

Parish: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception , Camden, NJ 08012 , Diocese of Camden
Categories: Youth, Vocation Promotion, Sacraments, Outreach, Family, Faith Formation

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

Jul 26, 2010: Simple outreach to new residents increases young parishioners' involvement in parish activities

Parish: St. James the Greater , St. Louis , Archdiocese of St. Louis
Categories: Youth, Outreach, Faith Formation

Jul 5, 2010: A practical, simple way to be able to give homilies in languages besides your mother tongue.

Parish: Our Lady of Peace , North Augusta , Charleston, SC
Categories: Sacraments, Outreach

Jun 21, 2010: A place where the hearts of the young will be changed forever!

Parish: St. Michael Catholic Church , Prior Lake, Minnesota , Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Categories: Youth, Outreach

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