Catholic ministry professionals share stories and brainstorm solutions to common ministry challenges.
September 7th, 2018 | 1 min 56 secs
In an age of social media, is real community still important?
August 29th, 2018 | 3 mins 26 secs
ministry, parish, staff changes
If you work in ministry, you are familiar with staff changes. From parishioners to volunteers to coworkers and the clergy, people often come and go in the parish. How should we react to these staff changes?
August 22nd, 2018 | 4 mins 5 secs
baptism, beauty, story
Allen shares the story of one woman’s immense desire for her child to be Baptized, and how her faith was a powerful witness to beauty. What can we personally offer as a witness to beauty?
August 15th, 2018 | 2 mins 55 secs
daily grind, stress, tired
Are you tired of being tired? Are you stressed and consumed with the daily grind? Are you considering giving up your ministry? You may be experiencing burnout. This week we cover three ways to avoid burnout and what to do when you encounter it.
August 8th, 2018 | 5 mins 54 secs
daily mass, eucharist, inspiring, mission trip, witness
Allen shares a powerful story involving dynamite, flying rocks, wheelchairs, and one woman’s inspiring witness to the Eucharist.
August 1st, 2018 | 1 min 18 secs
keep up, ministry, routine
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with the same routine year after year, but the demands of ministry can change quickly and often. What can we do to keep up?
July 25th, 2018 | 2 mins 23 secs
complaining, grumbling, ministry, parish, st. john of the cross
At what point does necessary venting become useless complaining, and what can we do to stop ourselves? St. John of the Cross has some strong advice.
July 18th, 2018 | 1 min 50 secs
Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “If only our parish programming was like St. So and So’s down the street?” Keeping up with the Jones’ can lead to envy and bitterness. How can we learn from other parishes while still keeping our eyes on God?
July 13th, 2018 | 2 mins 31 secs
Do you ever find yourself torn between working on schedules, calendars, programming and spending time with your parishioners? The summertime is a special opportunity. Unlike other times during the year when there is more structured programming to run and curriculums to plan, the summer offers time for a different type of ministry. Some would argue that it’s the most important part of ministry—the ministry of accompaniment.
July 4th, 2018 | 1 min 34 secs
Happy 4th of July & An Important Announcement! by…
June 27th, 2018 | 37 mins 23 secs
One parish in Louisiana transformed their confirm…
June 20th, 2018 | 43 mins 3 secs
Whether we like it or not, people leave parishes …
June 13th, 2018 | 27 mins 19 secs
If you’re not praying, you’re not going to get ve…
June 7th, 2018 | 24 mins 39 secs
Dr. Kerry Cronin doesn’t just give her students e…
May 30th, 2018 | 32 mins 4 secs
When it comes to parish life, women’s fertility a…
May 23rd, 2018 | 39 mins 2 secs
How much do you know about Natural Family Plannin…