“You can make a difference”: a terrific stewardship video

We’re just launched a new stewardship drive at my parish. The video below, produced and edited by one of our parishioners, Roger Aguinaldo, was shown at all the Masses this morning. It gives a great glimpse at life in my corner of the world—and features a poignant cameo appearance by my late former pastor.  Take a [Read More…]

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Our changing American church: bigger, more diverse

There are some fascinating nuggets in this look at the recent CARA report on “The Changing Face of Catholic Parishes,” — including some valuable statistics on the diaconate: The study found that lay ecclesial ministry — somewhat formally defined in recent years as working at least 20 hours a week in paid parish employment as [Read More…]

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