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.

Oct 11, 2010: Annual CMAA Sacred Music Colloquium Renews Parish Music Programs


Sep 20, 2010: Father Michael’s Monday Message Is Weekly Encouragement

Parish: St. Thomas Aquinas, College Station, Texas, Austin Diocese
Category: Faith Formation

Aug 30, 2010: 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

Aug 16, 2010: 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

Jul 26, 2010: Simple outreach to new residents increases young parishioners' involvement in parish activities

Parish: St. James the Greater, St. Louis, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Jul 5, 2010: 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

Jun 21, 2010: A place where the hearts of the young will be changed forever!

Parish: St. Michael Catholic Church, Prior Lake, Minnesota, Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Categories: Outreach, Youth

Jun 14, 2010: 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

May 10, 2010: Using the religious education program to motivate Mass attendance.

Parish: Holy Cross, Rumson, NJ, Trenton

Feb 1, 2010: Boys develop passion for their faith and leadership skills through formation and service opportunities.

Parish: St Paul Chong Hasang Parish, Harker Heights, TX, Austin, TX

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