Best Practices : Administration and Finance

Igniting Catholics with the Fire of Faith

Singer Gretchen Harris Teaches Prayer through Song

Parish: St. Francis of Assisi, Bakersfield, CA, Diocese of Fresno
Categories: Administration and Finance, Faith Formation, Family, Outreach, Sacraments, Youth

Renovating Churches with Style, Grace, and Truth

Architect Henry Hardinge Menzies combines architectural excellence and an exquisite sense of the sacred in his church renovations.

Parish: St. Augustine's Parish, Bridgeport, CT, Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport
Category: Administration and Finance

Hassle-free Pilgrimages for Parishes

Unitours pilgrimages bolster parishioners' faith without overloading pastors' schedules.

Parish: Holy Cross, Flatbush, NY, Diocese of Brooklyn
Categories: Administration and Finance, Faith Formation, Family, Ongoing Priestly Formation, Sacraments, Youth

Youth Group Raises Its Own Funds with Gusto

Parishioners launch youth missionaries by purchasing "Stock In Youth"

Parish: Church of St. Michael, St. Michael, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Categories: Administration and Finance, Youth

Collections at Daily Mass Boost Parish Morale and Funds

Daily communicants contribute 15% of Parish's weekly contributions. Commuters join parish as Associate Members.

Parish: St. Olaf, Minneapolis, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Categories: Administration and Finance, Outreach

Pyramid of Volunteers Raises Millions to Build Church

A pyramid approach to personally inviting parishioners yields plentiful pledges.

Parish: Church of St. Michael, in St. Michael, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota
Category: Administration and Finance

Stewardship Campaign Yields Big Increase

Almost half of registered families increased their weekly tithe, enabling this small, combined-parish to beat back a growing deficit.

Parish: Holy Family-St. Lawerence Parish, Essex Junction, Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, Vermont
Categories: Administration and Finance, Faith Formation