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.
Getting your parishioners to go to Jesus through Mary, which is the core of St. Louis de Montfort's "True Devotion to Mary," fits into and unifies every aspect of parish life--from sacramental to devotional.
Categories: Faith Formation, Family
Turning post-Confirmation teens religious education into "training" for a kind of "Special Forces Evangelizing Team" TRIPLED class attendance.
Categories: Faith Formation, Youth
Simple formula for a revitalizing monthly get-together for priests
Holy Family Apostolate Gives Christ through Song, Stories, and Personal Testimonies
Categories: Faith Formation, Family, Outreach, Sacraments, Youth
A simple seminarian "adoption" program sparks active discernment among parish young people.
Categories: Vocation Promotion, Youth
Architect Henry Hardinge Menzies combines architectural excellence and an exquisite sense of the sacred in his church renovations.
Category: Administration and Finance
"Catholic Scripture Study" (CSS) is a substantial, engaging, do-it-yourself, and thoroughly Catholic Bible Study that is spreading like wildfire."
Categories: Faith Formation, Outreach, Youth
Unitours pilgrimages bolster parishioners' faith without overloading pastors' schedules.
Categories: Administration and Finance, Faith Formation, Family, Ongoing Priestly Formation, Sacraments, Youth
Moses and the Torah: the latest book in a lay-friendly Catholic Bible study series
Categories: Faith Formation, Family, Ongoing Priestly Formation, Outreach, Youth
When seventh-grade girls start asking how they can learn to hear God's voice more clearly, the fruits of "Fiat" are clear.