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.

Sep 22, 2008: A proven, effective way for local parish communities to give faith-formation to the 12% of our population with special developmental needs

Parish: SS Peter & Paul Parish, Milwaukee WI 53211, Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Sep 1, 2008: Theater of the Word, Inc. presents a creative method for preaching the gospel and building the Church.

Parish: Immaculate Heart of Mary, New Melle, MO, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Aug 18, 2008: Tested program takes the initiative in bringing distant Catholics back to the Church.

Parish: Our Lady of the Way, Petrie Parish, Petrie, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Archdiocese of Brisbane

Aug 11, 2008: Catholic apologist Steve Ray energizes priests and parishioners with dynamic pilgrimages to the birthplaces of Christianity.

Parish: Transfiguration Catholic Church, Ypsilanti, MI, Diocese of Lansing

Aug 4, 2008: Catholic Scripture Study International sets a high standard for excellence and depth in Catholic Bible studies.

Parish: St. John Neumann, Canton, MI, Archdiocese of Detroit

Jul 28, 2008: A parish-based conference helps passive parishioners become more active in their faith.


Jul 21, 2008: Six-week program builds intimacy through praying together.

Parish: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Plymouth, MI 48170, Archdiocese of Detroit

Jul 14, 2008: Progressive dinner allows priest to reach out in a personal way to multiple families in just one night.

Parish: Mary Queen Of Peace, Rogers, MN, Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Categories: Family, Outreach

Jun 16, 2008: Weblogs, YouTube Feeds, and Musicasacra.org links help make an interactive blogspot that brings a parish music program into the information age.

Parish: Sts.Boniface and Mary Churches, Piqua, OH, Archdiocese of Cinncinati; http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/
Category: Sacraments

Jun 9, 2008: Parish team finds creative ways to boost perpetual adoration.

Parish: St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Naperville, Illinois, Diocese of Joliet

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