A Podcast Club

Over the last few weeks I’ve seen a few new podcasts I wanted to share with y’all. I’ve really been appreciating them or anticipating them, if I’m being honest – I haven’t listened to one on the list, but I did listen to an interview with the author of it. Podcasts are a great way to listen on the go for personal development, but they’re also an easy thing to share on social media. I think it would also be intriguing for a parish to have a “Podcast Club” where participants listen to an episode before the meeting, then come to discuss. I’ve never seen this done before, but it would be very intriguing. If you try it, let me know!

Social Justice Series from Pope Francis

Did y’all see that the Holy Father is starting a new series about Social Justice in light of things he’s seen during the pandemic? What a great topic to discuss at our parishes this fall. There’s a LOT in the news right now about social justice that the Church needs to start talking about but many I speak to have no idea where to start. The basic plan: We need to understand what we believe, how to act on those beliefs, and why it’s imperative for our faith. So here are a few resources that are not just ‘based on what’s happening in the news’ but that share the teachings of the faith in a time-honored way, a way to discusses Church teaching based on the previous 2000 years not just 2020.

Hosting a Book Club

If you’ve been around here any length of time, then you know I love a good book club. I think books (fiction and non-fiction) can help us understand ourselves and others better. When we understand each other, we can establish stronger relationships with fellow parishioners, neighbors, friends, and the Lord. That’s why I’m so excited to share with you about the New Hope Book Club from OSV.

Parish Book Club on the Mass

This parish book club is an example of what can happen when everyone at the parish is on the same page. A focus on a particular topic for all formation from children to teens to adults can transform your parish culture!

Celebrating the Easter Season

It’s almost time to say the “A-Word” again … not the 3 letter one, the 8 letter one we can sing on Easter Sunday and every day for the 50 days after that! I love ALL of the versions of Alleluia songs and psalms and refrains! (super happy Latin Easter song at the bottom of this post)

Messy and Foolish

“It’s time to make a mess. It’s time to change the world. And we are just the fools to do it.” Matthew Warner wrote a super short, super inspiring book on evangelization! If you haven’t heard of it, I’m rectifying that issue today. It’s time to change the world!!

Church Book Club

Every January people make resolutions to read and pray more to deepen their spiritual life. These parish book club ideas can help women of the parish do both!