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Four Ways to Increase Communication in the Church

Are you effective at communicating with the members of your church? How about with the entire community? When you have an important message to relay, you have to make it impactful. And you have to make sure it is making the target. In today’s world, your congregation and community are being bombarded with information. Making […]

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Refurbished Computers & Laptops for Churches

Many churches and faith based organizations find themselves in need of computers to complete their work, but without the budget to buy equipment. InterConnection’s online store allows churches to buy computers at a fraction of the cost. If your church is in need of computers or other technology or has some to donate, check out this article to […]

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How to Build a Healthy Church Blog

As Catholic churches move forward into the digital age it becomes increasingly important to find innovative ways to communicate with parishioners beyond the pulpit. The church website is an obvious place to start and one of the best ways to communicate and build disciples on your website is running a healthy church blog. If you’re […]

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Five Catholic Blogs You Should Be Reading Right Now

Blogs are everywhere. Anyone with an opinion and an Internet connection can share themselves with the world, so how do we separate the wheat from the chaff? Here’s a quick list of five Catholic blogs you should add to your reader today: Busted Halo Busted Halo is an online magazine for spiritual seekers, which means […]

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Social Media Image Sizes

Social Media Image Size Guide

A picture is worth a thousand words…especially in social marketing. Seventy million photos and videos are shared on Instagram daily and Pinterest users pinned nearly twenty billion pins so far this year. More than 350 million photos are shared every single day on Facebook and a recent report from Simply Measured determined that seventy-seven percent […]

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Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

Earlier this month, Google changed its search algorithms to promote websites that it believes are mobile-friendly.  The reverse is, unfortunately, also true.  It will demote sites that are not mobile friendly.  With more and more of the Internet traffic being on mobile devices, it is critically important that your church website be mobile friendly.  Remember, […]

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Parish Apps – Yes, there is now an App for That

“There’s an App For That” is a phrase now embedded in our modern lexicon that has finally come to our local parishes.  Over the past year a few Catholic Parish apps have emerged on the market that has caused quite a bit of excitement within many parishes. I was initially somewhat skeptical of the value […]

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A Holy Year of Mercy

Time sure flies by. I remember a time not so long ago when we were preparing for the end of time. We weren’t in doomsday cults, but we were normal everyday people who were told that the entire world would be thrown into a tremendous chaos and we would suffer immeasurable hardships. The crazy thing […]

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Video Ideas for Your Parish Website

More and more parishes are starting to incorporate video on their website. Video can be a great way of demonstrating what your parish has to offer and video is becoming a very common way for people on the Internet to learn and explore. I’ve received requests from churches on how to videotape and publish their […]

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Ten Tips for Recording Video on Your Phone

Videos are a great way to connect with visitors to your website and nearly everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket–their smartphone. With a little practice and these few tips you can create great footage for your website. In addition to livening up your website, videos are also a great way to connect to […]

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Communicating Kerygma

Perhaps you didn’t hear about the latest Dead Sea Scrolls found in a cave at Qumran! They offer new insight into the great commission Jesus gave to his followers before he ascended into heaven. Most are familiar with the words already contained in Matthew 28, but now additional text has been discovered that sheds light […]

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Get Your Technical Training at Digital Discipleship Bootcamp

Get Your Technical Training at Digital Discipleship Bootcamp

Ever wonder how to create a blog like this?  Manage your church’s website?  Or grow your social media presence? Then the Digital Discipleship Bootcamp (DDBC) may be for you.  This Bootcamp is run by Sister Caroline Cerveny.  I’ve never attended this bootcamp but have seen Sister Caroline present before.  If you’re looking to get started […]

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Is Your Online Donation System Ready for Advent?

Advent is a season of celebration and anticipation as Catholics worldwide await the coming of the Lord Jesus. Advent is also a season when churches are so full it can be hard to find a seat at mass.  Every year churches scramble to find extra staff and volunteer resources. The church needs to be decorated […]

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Advent Calendars Online

My kids are now teenagers, but my wife still buys them the chocolate Advent Calendars.  They still love them and open up the little paper windows dutifully every day.  I was surprised to find a few online Advent calendars.  No chocolate in these, but a little inspiration sprinkled with humor never hurt anyone. Thanks to […]

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Introducing LPI’s Art & Media Portal

I need to start this post out with an apology.  Actually, I need to apologize twice, first for being woefully tardy in posting lately and second for posting an advertorial.  I’ve tried not to let my work at Liturgical Publications (LPi) permeate through this blog.  This blog is about the intersection of the technology and […]

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Create a Meal Ministry at Your Parish

Create a Meal Ministry at Your Parish

On April 30th our daughter was unexpectedly born 5 weeks early, and we were thrown into a hectic routine of traveling between home (where our confused 2 year old was), and the NICU hospital room where Lucia spent 18 days. During that time we had the help and support of our amazing family, friends, and […]

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Catholic Book Giveaway

Catholic Book Giveaway

Now that Lent is over, it can sometimes be easy to forget to spend the same amount of time in prayer as we did during those 40 days. So this month I’m giving away Randy Hain’s The Catholic Briefcase: Tools for Integrating Faith and Work, a book that has been a great help for living my […]

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Amazon and Google Lower Fees for Cloud Storage

Amazon and Google Lower Fees for Cloud Storage

Back in January I reviewed My Cloud, a private cloud storage option with a 3 TB capacity. This works great for our family—but it may not be the best option for a business or church. Sometimes, the convenience of allowing a public service to maintain, back-up, and secure your data in the cloud is the […]

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