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 8, 2007: "Catholic Scripture Study" (CSS) is a substantial, engaging, do-it-yourself, and thoroughly Catholic Bible Study that is spreading like wildfire."

Parish: St. Vincent De Paul , Charlotte, NC , Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte
Categories: Youth, Outreach, Faith Formation

Oct 1, 2007: Unitours pilgrimages bolster parishioners' faith without overloading pastors' schedules.

Parish: Holy Cross
, Flatbush, NY , Diocese of Brooklyn
Categories: Youth, Sacraments, Ongoing Priestly Formation, Family, Faith Formation, Administration and Finance

Sep 24, 2007: Moses and the Torah: the latest book in a lay-friendly Catholic Bible study series

Parish: Sacred Heart Cathedral , Glendive, Montana , Diocese of Great Falls - Billings
Categories: Youth, Outreach, Ongoing Priestly Formation, Family, Faith Formation

Sep 17, 2007: When seventh-grade girls start asking how they can learn to hear God's voice more clearly, the fruits of "Fiat" are clear.

Parish: Holy Spirit Catholic Church , Annandale, VA 22003-4165 , Arlington
Category: Youth

Sep 10, 2007: The trick to getting them to experience Christ's personal love: teens evangelizing teens.

Parish: St. Vincent De Paul , Dallas, GA , Archdiocese of Atlanta
Categories: Youth, Outreach

Sep 3, 2007: Ministry Transforms Inactive Catholics into Active Apostles.

Parish: Holy Name of Jesus Parish , Indialantic, Florida , Diocese of Orlando
Categories: Sacraments, Outreach, Faith Formation

Jul 2, 2007: A new book brings together effective methods for teaching the Theology of the Body to teens in a variety of settings.

Parish: St. Patrick's Church , Belvidere, NJ , Diocese of Metuchen
Categories: Youth, Vocation Promotion, Sacraments, Family, Faith Formation

Jun 25, 2007: A simple in-house ritual helps priests bolster each other's spiritual lives and ministries.

Parish: St. Mary's Cathedral , Fargo , The Catholic Diocese of Fargo
Category: Ongoing Priestly Formation

Jun 11, 2007: Youth for Truth harnesses young people's thirst for answers and bolsters parish youth ministry.

Parish: St. Joseph
, La Porte, IN , Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary
Categories: Youth, Vocation Promotion, Faith Formation

Jun 4, 2007: Involving as many students as possible in weekly school Mass creates enthusiasm in students and an increase in parents attending school Mass.

Parish: St Paschal Baylon , Thousand Oaks, CA , Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Categories: Youth, Outreach, Faith Formation

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