Who's Responsible

Who’s job is it to share the Gospel? Who’s responsible for spreading the message of the Good News? Are we prepared to do our part as Baptized Catholics? Or is that why we have the priesthood?

Accommodating Needs

What’s the experience at your parish when someone comes in to inquire about a Sacrament? Do they feel welcomed, loved, and embraced? Or rejected because they’ve missed a step? What does your parish do to help them rectify the situation? How do you love them through the process?

Book Review: Made for Mission

I read a lot of books, some are okay, but some are fantastic! Made for Mission was fantastic!! I’ve been sharing with you for a few months … but in case you need one more push to get you and your staff a copy, here it is!

Thoughts on Catholic School

The purpose of Catholic Schools is more than just teaching the basics of reading, writing, math, and science. It is about infusing every aspect of our lives with our Catholic identity. Let’s celebrate that!

Rebuild My Church

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I spent some time on pilgrimage recently. I prayed for you all in Assisi that you may persevere in your plans to Transform and Rebuild the Church!

Inside Catholic Baseball

Have you ever been on the outside of a conversation because you didn’t really understand the words people were using? This happens at OSV a lot because we use a lot of 3 letter acronyms: IOP, PVP, OLG, PCC … when we only use shorthand or ‘big words’ we leave people out! Let’s talk about what that might mean at your parish!

Listening to Understand

It seems too simple: Just Listen. It’s not a simple practice though; it takes time to form a healthy and life giving listening habit. Will you take the time?

Night Vigil

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?

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!!

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?