Best Practices on this page include practical programs that have been successful in at least one parish, and that could potentially be implemented in other parishes. Browse for the latest Best Practices below or search across the multiple areas of parish life.
Parish Uses “Healing the Culture” Program to Educate Its Youth
St. Thomas More uses K4J School of Virtue Program to enhance its catechesis.
St. Mary's Vacation Bible School enhances religious education program.
Categories: Faith Formation, Family, Outreach, Youth
A simple, powerfully effective method for families and parishes to recognize the gifts of the Holy Spirit within their children.
Categories: Faith Formation, Family, Youth
Priests come together to offer 24 hours of Reconciliation and adoration for those who need it most.
Categories: Outreach, Sacraments
Ignatius Press offers a redeeming alternative to the usual movie rental fare.
Categories: Administration and Finance, Family, Outreach, Youth
Pastors enrich parish worship through flexible application of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum without causing controversy.
Categories: Ongoing Priestly Formation, Sacraments
Matthew Kelly's retreats spark conversions and and a new impulse toward holiness among parishioners.
Categories: Faith Formation, Family, Outreach, Sacraments, Youth
Called and Gifted Seminars provide lay parishioners with a substantial, practical, and motivational understanding of authentic lay spirituality and apostolate.
Category: Faith Formation
Annual CMAA Sacred Music Colloquium Renews Parish Music Programs
Categories: Faith Formation, Ongoing Priestly Formation, Outreach, Sacraments, Youth