Evangelization is a big word for a simple concept. They listened and then they invited. Jesus listened and then invited. How are you listening and then inviting? … More Night Vigil
“Forward, Always Forward, Everywhere Forward” was the motto of the founder of the college I went to school. Boniface Wimmer was set on always bettering himself, the abbey, and the students he mentored. I’ve been following a personal development coach online so I figured why not do the same thing for our parishes!? … More 5 to Thrive
Do you need to change the game? Are you just living the definition of insanity by doing the same thing over and over again expecting it to change things? If we want something new, we need to do something new! … More Are You Insane?
Growing together in faith, deepening our prayer life, and being united as a parish community are the goals of most small group programs. Marian Consecration is a great way to revive a century’s old devotion at your parish and start a small group program this fall! … More Marian Consecration
Why did you come? I find this to be an interesting question. Why do you come to Mass? What do you get from it? How can we help make it better for you? Are you bothered by the homilies? Do you even remember the homilies? … More Come Here Often?
A co-worker once had a sign in her office that said, “Don’t get too busy doing the Lord’s work that you forget about the Lord.” It always struck me as important when I considered what my week looked like as a youth minister. Was I focused on MY to-do list, MY will, and MY plans? Or was I embracing where the Lord had me to do His work? How do we know His work? We ask Him, we read His word, and we follow His will. Take some time at the beginning of this year to reflect on how the Lord is calling us to be generous! … More Scripture Reflection on Generosity
Let’s go for ‘radical’ over ordinary. Do something outrageous, crazy, and out of the ordinary. Don’t just ‘do things the way we’ve always done them because we’ve always done them that way.’ And don’t look at the way some other Church is doing it and say “well, at least we’re better than them.” Be radical. Do something new. Be different. Be out of the ordinary! … More Radical Availability