Best Practices : Sacraments

Young People Learn True Meaning of Happiness

Parish Uses “Healing the Culture” Program to Educate Its Youth

Parish: St. Mark, Shoreline, Washington, Seattle
Categories: Faith Formation, Sacraments, Youth

24 Hours of Grace

Priests come together to offer 24 hours of Reconciliation and adoration for those who need it most.

Parish: Church of St. Mary, Lake Forest, IL 60045, Archdiocese of Chicago
Categories: Outreach, Sacraments

Balancing "Ordinary" and "Extraordinary"

Pastors enrich parish worship through flexible application of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum without causing controversy.

Parish: Holy Angels, Mt. Airy, NC, Diocese of Charlotte
Categories: Ongoing Priestly Formation, Sacraments

A Parish Retreat That Overflows - in Numbers and in Grace

Matthew Kelly's retreats spark conversions and and a new impulse toward holiness among parishioners.

Parish: SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Huntington, IN 46750, Fort Wayne - South Bend
Categories: Faith Formation, Family, Outreach, Sacraments, Youth

Heavenly Music for Your Parish

Annual CMAA Sacred Music Colloquium Renews Parish Music Programs


Finally: An Attractive, Powerful Program for Catholic Men

Men's ministry ("The King's Men") reaches men where they are at and launches them into a new, integral, active experience of Christ and the Church.

Parish: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden, NJ 08012, Diocese of Camden
Categories: Faith Formation, Family, Outreach, Sacraments, Vocation Promotion, Youth

Making the Offertory Collection Meaningful

Slowing down the offertory collection makes parishioners more aware of its meaning and increases donations.

Parish: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Categories: Administration and Finance, Sacraments

Crossing the Language Divide

A practical, simple way to be able to give homilies in languages besides your mother tongue.

Parish: Our Lady of Peace, North Augusta, Charleston, SC
Categories: Outreach, Sacraments

Bringing Kids to Eucharistic Adoration: Two Easy Ways

Effectively engaging children in Eucharistic Adoration often means bringing the entire family closer together and closer to Christ.

Parish: St. Ann's Catholic Church, Charlotte, NC 28209, Diocese of Charlotte
Categories: Faith Formation, Family, Sacraments, Vocation Promotion, Youth

Getting More Families to Sunday Mass

Using the religious education program to motivate Mass attendance.

Parish: Holy Cross, Rumson, NJ, Trenton
Categories: Faith Formation, Family, Sacraments