The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound, lasting effect on our world, and our parishes are no exception. As our parishes begin to reopen following local guidelines, the Catholic faithful have many questions and legitimate concerns about what life will look like post-pandemic.
A Pastoral Guide to Opening Your Parish is the go-to playbook for parish leadership to welcome back parishioners following the shutdown. This resource will equip you to move forward in a careful, hopeful, and prayerful direction. Covering pastoral ministry, finance, technology, and additional areas of parish governance, this guide provides pastors, pastoral leaders, and pastoral councils the tools they need to lead their parishes effectively in these challenging, uncertain times.
This pandemic has caused all of us to hit pause in our busy lives. It has been a time of reflection and space to take a breath. Now, as our governments, businesses, and economies begin to reopen, parishes must take action. This is the time to explore new opportunities and use them wisely. Above all, this time offers us an invitation to trust in the Lord, believing that "all things work for good for those who love God" (Rom 8:28).
A crash course unlike any you’ve had before, meant for Catholic parishes, dioceses, religious orders, Catholic organizations, start-ups, apostolates, and anyone who is passionate about their Christian faith and looking for ways to share it effectively.
Author and speaker Tim Glemkowski offers four keys to a radical change in parish culture, and outlines a simple strategy for evangelization that every parish can use. It is a must-read for Catholic clergy, lay parish staff, anyone working in ministry, and any dedicated parishioner who is passionate about renewing the Church.
The suspension of Masses worldwide as an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 has many Catholics longing for Holy Communion, but even in normal times there are other reasons Catholics may be unable to attend Mass or receive the Eucharist. That's why it's more important than ever for Catholics to understand and practice spiritual communion.