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Is Your Website Ready for Lent?

Is Your Website Ready for Lent?

Christmas and Easter may be your church’s busy days of the year, but Ash Wednesday is your church websites’s busiest day.  It actually makes sense if you think about it.  Most parishioners know (or should!) when Easter Sunday mass is and Christmas masses tend to follow the typical Saturday and Sunday mass schedule, but not […]

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Four Reasons Why Your Church Needs a Facebook Page

The Apostle Paul spent a lot of time in town squares, preaching the good news of Jesus Christ wherever he went. He spoke of becoming all things to all people, in order to win some to the cause of Christ. And we are each called to do the same. Facebook is the new town square […]

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Tech Trends for 2016

  Our lives become more connected with new technology every year. We have smartphones, smart refrigerators, smart thermostats, smart everything. We are all becoming part of the grand Internet of things. In 2016, we’re going to see some major shifts in technology and we’ll see products designed to make our lives faster, simpler, better. But […]

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Free Pray for Paris Bulletin Cover

In light of the tragic events that took place in Paris, France, last week, Liturgical Publications is making available for all parishes a free bulletin cover to encourage parishioners to remember in prayer all those affected. To download this piece of artwork, please click here and feel free to share this link with anyone at your church […]

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Print Technology? No, It’s Not an Oxymoron

This blog is about the intersection of church and technology, so I’m going to be doing something rather radical and doing a quick blog post about print, yes, good old fashion printed paper.  My day job at Liturgical Publications has been keeping me hopping these days and I’ve been woefully absent from this blog and […]

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How to Maintain a Church Website

Your church website is a great tool for helping spread the Gospel, make disciples, and connect parishioners with one another and the church. To be as effective as possible, you need to keep your site up-to-date both in terms of content and style. Create Content and Add Value You don’t hand your parishioners the same […]

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Flat Francis, Pope Francis, and a Lesson in Social Media Campaigns

A few months ago, the team at Catholic Extension came up with a genius way of building excitement for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the United States—Flat Francis. Like Flat Stanley before him, Flat Francis has traveled the globe and back and thousands of pictures have poured in across social media of people posing with their Flat […]

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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 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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