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 10, 2007: The trick to getting them to experience Christ's personal love: teens evangelizing teens.

Parish: St. Vincent De Paul, Dallas, GA, Archdiocese of Atlanta
Categories: Outreach, Youth

Sep 3, 2007: Ministry Transforms Inactive Catholics into Active Apostles.

Parish: Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Indialantic, Florida, Diocese of Orlando

Jul 2, 2007: A new book brings together effective methods for teaching the Theology of the Body to teens in a variety of settings.

Parish: St. Patrick's Church, Belvidere, NJ, Diocese of Metuchen

Jun 25, 2007: A simple in-house ritual helps priests bolster each other's spiritual lives and ministries.

Parish: St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo, The Catholic Diocese of Fargo

Jun 11, 2007: Youth for Truth harnesses young people's thirst for answers and bolsters parish youth ministry.

Parish: St. Joseph, La Porte, IN, Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary

Jun 4, 2007: Involving as many students as possible in weekly school Mass creates enthusiasm in students and an increase in parents attending school Mass.

Parish: St Paschal Baylon, Thousand Oaks, CA, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

May 14, 2007: Jeff Cavins's adult Bible Study material made Scripture and Church teaching relevant, satisfying, and stimulating for over 800 participants in a 24-week program.

Parish: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Hastings, Minnesota, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

May 7, 2007: Parishioners launch youth missionaries by purchasing "Stock In Youth"

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

Apr 30, 2007: Daily communicants contribute 15% of Parish's weekly contributions. Commuters join parish as Associate Members.

Parish: St. Olaf, Minneapolis, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Apr 23, 2007: Simultaneous prayer vigils at abortion clinic and parish, followed by Mass with candles representing aborted babies, multiply parish pro-life efforts.

Parish: Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Louis Park, MN, Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis

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