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.

Jun 16, 2008: Weblogs, YouTube Feeds, and 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;
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

Jun 2, 2008: Parishioners find joy in giving prayers and comfort to those in need.

Parish: St Matthew's Parish, Jacksonville, FL 32210, Diocese of St Augustine
Category: Outreach

May 19, 2008: This exhibition presents 126 Eucharistic Miracles through photographs and historical descriptions. Throughout the ages, the Church has recognized these miracles from various countries as testimony to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Parish: St. Felix Catholic Church, Wabasha, MN 55981, Diocese of Winona

May 12, 2008: Vocation Basket turns families into active vocation promoters

Parish: St. Augustine, Howell, MI, Diocese of Lansing

Apr 21, 2008: The Mass explained one day at a time...

Parish: St Agatha, Portland, OR, Archdiocese of Portland

Apr 14, 2008: One-day, high quality, motivational, proven marriage seminar starts new marriages out on the right foot and refreshes more experienced married couples.

Parish: St Alphonsus, Chicago, IL, Archdiocese of Chicago

Mar 10, 2008: Informal Q&A with the pastor draws a crowd three weeks in a row.

Parish: Immaculate Conception, Nashua, NH, Diocese of Manchester

Mar 3, 2008: A time-tested way to ensure volunteers and to involve otherwise passive parishioners in parish life.

Parish: St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, Minnesota, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Feb 25, 2008: Do-it-yourself ENDOW small-group study program is inspiring hundreds of Catholic women by teaching their true dignity and vocation in the Church and the world.

Parish: St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Centennial, CO 80112, Archdiocese of Denver

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