All Are Welcome

This week starts the last round of four “tips” covering Fellowship, Revenue Management, Evangelization and Stewardship.  After that, the 26 posts in this series will repeat (with some minor adjustments, of course). Why will they repeat?  The same reason that our readings for Sunday Mass repeat every three years.  The same reason that our readings…

Special Events: Stewardship

Special events are “special” because they touch four of the five aspects of Parish Advancement, namely, Fellowship, Revenue Management, Evangelization and Stewardship.  Last week, we focused on Evangelization, since special events bring those who are members of the parish to the parish.  Not necessarily for worship, but for other events.  One step at a time. …

Special Events: Evangelization

Special events are “special” because they touch four of the five aspects of Parish Advancement, namely, Fellowship, Revenue Management, Evangelization and Stewardship. Last week, we focused on Revenue Management, since special events generate revenue for the parish.  This week, we look at Evangelization. A special event needs to involve non-parishioners.  If it doesn’t, then it…

Special Events: Revenue Management

Special events are “special” because they touch four of the five aspects of Parish Advancement, namely, Fellowship, Revenue Management, Evangelization and Stewardship.  Last week, we focused on Fellowship, since it deals with the members of the parish who are working together to make the special event a success.  This week, we look at Revenue Management….

Special Events: Fellowship

This week’s entry is the first of four that look at Special Events in the life of the parish.  Special Events are special because they touch the five elements of ParishAdvancement.  It goes without saying that the Initiation of new members of the Church at their Baptism or at the Easter Vigil Mass is a…

What You Need

There was song back in the 1980’s called “What You Need” by a group called INXS (pronounced “in excess”). It reminded me a song by the Rolling Stones from 1969  (hard to believe that song’s over 50 years old now!) titled “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”  After repeating that line 3 times, the…