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Mass Cards Online via Holy-Post.com

Mass Cards Online via Holy-Post.com

I ran across this site, Holy-Post.com, that’s producing online Mass Cards with a donation going to the church whose parishioners created the site for.  Its a very interesting idea and currently in its first iteration.  In talking with the founder of the site, Pat Rosensteil, who runs his own digital agency, he had some of […]

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Top Ten Catholic Parish Website Providers

Over the past year, my company, Liturgical Publications (LPi), did a survey of 12,000 Catholic Parishes to identify who their current website providers are. The data is pretty interesting. Before we get started, I would like to point out a few things: Collection Method – This data was manually compiled by a group of interns who determined […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Should There Be A Standard for Mass Times?

Should There Be A Standard for Mass Times?

If someone is just visiting a Catholic Church website, there’s a good chance they’re looking for the church’s Mass times.  Unfortunately, too many church websites still don’t have their mass times updated regularly.  While I’d love to solve that issue, it probably can only be accomplished one one church at a time.  The one issue, […]

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