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.
May 14, 2007: Jeff Cavins's adult Bible Study material made Scripture and Church teaching relevant, satisfying, and stimulating for over 800 participants in a 24-week program.
May 7, 2007: Parishioners launch youth missionaries by purchasing "Stock In Youth"
Apr 30, 2007: Daily communicants contribute 15% of Parish's weekly contributions. Commuters join parish as Associate Members.
Apr 23, 2007: Simultaneous prayer vigils at abortion clinic and parish, followed by Mass with candles representing aborted babies, multiply parish pro-life efforts.
Apr 16, 2007: Going from no adoration to a full schedule of perpetual adoration in just one month -- and sustaining it for years.
Apr 9, 2007: Simple, easy-to-implement program stirs spontaneous interest in vocations among both boys and girls.
Mar 22, 2007: A summer Youth for the Third Millennium (YTM) mission "jump started" a parish's Holy Week mission, resulting in eight new families joining the parish and five new students enrolling in the parish school.
Mar 13, 2007: Following St. Maximilian Kolbe's motto, "To win all souls for God, and as soon as possible," the "Youth Knights of the Immaculata" have helped our youth group give the Church 25 vocations in 13 years.
Mar 6, 2007: Zenit News articles bring solid, worldwide Catholic news to the parish level, adding something new and fresh to the bulletin, without incurring additonal cost.
, Northlake, IL , Archdiocese of Chicago
Category: Faith Formation
Feb 19, 2007: Young people and Catholics of all ages flock to this All Night Vigil for prayer, confession, and fellowship.