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.

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

Sep 29, 2008: An adult evangelization training program awakens parishioners to their calling to be modern-day apostles.

Parish: St. Timothy Church , Maple Lake, Minnesota , Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis
Categories: Vocation Promotion, Outreach, Faith Formation

Sep 22, 2008: A proven, effective way for local parish communities to give faith-formation to the 12% of our population with special developmental needs

Parish: SS Peter & Paul Parish , Milwaukee WI 53211 , Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Categories: Outreach, Family, Faith Formation

Sep 1, 2008: Theater of the Word, Inc. presents a creative method for preaching the gospel and building the Church.

Parish: Immaculate Heart of Mary , New Melle, MO , Archdiocese of St. Louis
Categories: Outreach, Faith Formation

Aug 18, 2008: Tested program takes the initiative in bringing distant Catholics back to the Church.

Parish: Our Lady of the Way, Petrie Parish , Petrie, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia , Archdiocese of Brisbane
Categories: Outreach, Faith Formation

Aug 11, 2008: Catholic apologist Steve Ray energizes priests and parishioners with dynamic pilgrimages to the birthplaces of Christianity.

Parish: Transfiguration Catholic Church , Ypsilanti, MI , Diocese of Lansing
Categories: Youth, Ongoing Priestly Formation, Faith Formation

Aug 4, 2008: Catholic Scripture Study International sets a high standard for excellence and depth in Catholic Bible studies.

Parish: St. John Neumann , Canton, MI , Archdiocese of Detroit
Categories: Youth, Sacraments, Outreach, Faith Formation

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

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