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.

Jun 14, 2010: Effectively engaging children in Eucharistic Adoration often means bringing the entire family closer together and closer to Christ.

Parish: St. Ann's Catholic Church , Charlotte, NC 28209 , Diocese of Charlotte
Categories: Youth, Vocation Promotion, Sacraments, Family, Faith Formation

May 10, 2010: Using the religious education program to motivate Mass attendance.

Parish: Holy Cross , Rumson, NJ , Trenton
Categories: Sacraments, Family, Faith Formation

Feb 1, 2010: Boys develop passion for their faith and leadership skills through formation and service opportunities.

Parish: St Paul Chong Hasang Parish , Harker Heights, TX , Austin, TX
Categories: Youth, Vocation Promotion, Outreach, Faith Formation

Jan 4, 2010: By returning to more demanding altar server practices, two men were able to increase participation at their parish from 10 to 60.

Parish: Holy Family
, St. Louis Park , Archdiocese St.Paul/Minneapolis
Categories: Youth, Sacraments

Oct 26, 2009: Marrying couples respond positively to solid Catholic theology

Parish: St. Alphonsus , Chicago, IL , Archdiocese of Chicago
Categories: Sacraments, Family, Faith Formation

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

Jan 19, 2009: Motivational speaker and author Matthew Kelly has a lasting impact on young lives.

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

Dec 8, 2008: Catholics from around the world can pray the Rosary, accompanied by an online video.

Parish: St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church , Thousand Oaks , Los Angeles
Category: Faith Formation

Nov 17, 2008: Annual "Liturgy Day" provides efficient and effective formation and motivation for lay volunteers who regularly help at weekend Masses

Parish: St.Vincent de Paul , Charlotte, NC 28210 , Diocese of Charlotte
Categories: Sacraments, Faith Formation

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