Say and Give “Thanks”

Even though Thanksgiving is still over a month away, last week’s Gospel reading was about the 10 lepers who were healed, but only one returned to express his gratitude to Jesus. We need to remember that giving  “thanks” isn’t just done in November – it’s an important part of stewardship as well as an important…

Advertise – and Not Just in Your Bulletin, Either

In one of the Second Vatican Council’s most important documents, “Gaudium et Spes: the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World,” the call is made for using all means that are available to us today to spread the Good News of the Gospel.  In March of 2011, the newspaper of the Diocese of Fall River (MA),…

Make Sure Your Revenue Is Secure

The title of this posting can be used as a “mantra” in many organizations, as well as households, today. Think of it like this: Make… Sure… Your revenue is secure. To make it a little more personal, substitute “my” for “your” in above statement. Sounds like a cheer, doesn’t it? It should, since this site…

Move Over!

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…