Last evening I was invited to discuss a Parish’s Youth Group program to find ways to engage and grow the program. During the evening we came up with a lot of great ideas and strategies. One of the best phrases/ideas that came up in regards to a tag-line for marketing the program to 8th graders…

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Have you heard us say that video is king!? If you need some proof to share with your Boards or staff, check out the great info-graphic from Animoto below! Animoto is a very easy service to use, affordable, and efficient. Create your video and share it on your site, send it in an email, send…

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This video describes my Lenten journey: Treat everyone like it is their Birthday. Forgive the mess ups Some days you get ice cream, some days you don’t There are plenty of reasons to dance, you just gotta look for them You should give people high-fives just for getting out of bed Try this…take a breath…

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First off, happy Ash Wednesday! I know this is the beginning of a long journey in our faith, but it is also that time were have to remember to breath. For us this is one of the happiest days of the year because it marks that the point were everything for the start of Lent…

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This morning I watched a video from the very wise Scott Hahn on confession…one of the best I have ever seen or heard, please take some time to watch the video.   It is a great reflection on Lent and why confession might be a spiritual practice to consider doing during this season of Lent.

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Its that time again; it’s the end of the month, and wanted to do a quick update on my weightless project. I am not proud to say that I’ve actually gained a little weight. However, I think my next check-in is going to be a little bit different than my previous two, but before I…

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Well, we made it! We were told about the Archdiocesan of Chicago Parish Leadership Day from our friends at St. Mary, Riverside and we were all set and ready to go at 6:30am this morning! We have had a great day so far- from speaking with Maryville Ministries to the Sisters of the Living Word!…

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1. If you only have 10 seconds to capture their attention, at least 2-3 seconds should be committed to the ease of contributing. A “Donate Button” is always preferred over linked text. Need more proof: You Have 10 Seconds to Grab Their Attention 2. Embed the “Donate Now” process or you are still in 2006.…

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I read a very interesting post the other day about the power and science of marginal gains (in fact it was in the title: What Would Happen If You improved Everything by 1%: The Science of Marginal Gains). The article was outlined Great Britain’s plan to win their first Tour de France. The plan was simple…

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Lent is right around the corner and we have a variety of ideas to share with you to help engage your communities. From creating separate web pages, to changing the coloring on your website, it is time to experience Lent online! Here are some suggested Lenten themes and ideas: RCIA- Commonly we forget that we…

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