Blessed Conversations

Culture is made from conversations. How we relate to others happens through conversations. What if we completely changed the way we spoke to one another? Do you think we could transform the culture? I do! Let’s start transforming conversations!!

Do This Not That : Text Colors

I might not have a talent for great graphic design, but I can point out things that aren’t working. Sometimes the simpler the better. Does this article need a rainbow title so people will read it? No. Should I have words flash and make noise on my website to get people to stay longer? Nope, you sure shouldn’t! Today’s edition of “Do This Not That” is about making a bulletin article stand out!

OMG: Our Monthly Gathering

I fondly remember family dinners as a kid … my dad worked 7pm to 7am, so we would sit down at the table those nights at 5:30 to a home-cooked meal before he headed off to work the graveyard shift. Great memories of family time, not so great memories of being forced to load the dishwasher!

Better and Happier

Sharing the faith is a simple as sharing the story of our happiness, the cause for our joy, the reason for our hope! Although it’s simple, it’s not always easy! I love how this priest lays it right out in his email signature!!

Missing Mass and Mortal Sins

Do most people equate missing Mass on Sunday with Mortal Sins like murder or adultery? The Church tells us that grave matter is grave matter – and missing Sunday Mass is grave matter. But do most Catholics believe that? Is that a motivator to get them to Mass?

Be Where the People Are

What if you did something different? What if you prayed in a place where most people aren’t doing that? What if you did something to share the Gospel that no one’s ever done before? What if that thing changed everything?

Helping Young Mothers

One of the most common things I hear from survey respondents is “where are the young families? children? next generation?” Many times the answer is “they’re struggling to figure out where they fit in the parish in the midst of everything else.” What if every parish did one new thing to help young families this year? What difference could we all make in the Church?

How Many Do You Know By Name?

Whether we’re bad with names or good with names, it’s important to know that names matter. How can we be called a family is we don’t even know each other’s names? If I didn’t know my siblings or first cousins names, would you consider me part of that family? Yet, most of us don’t know the names of the people in our parish families!