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Help Your Parish Become A Parish Of Prayer

Do you want your parish to come together more frequently in prayer?

myParish App can help you accomplish this important mission.

 

Teresa of Avila once said, “We pay God a compliment by asking great things of him.”

Don’t be afraid to be bold with your prayer as a parish. God Bless!

Example Message:

Hey everyone! This is Father Bill and I would really like to help encourage our parish to pray more together. Simply go into myParish App and set a reminder for the act of hope prayer. We will be praying this prayer every day at noon. Click this link for more information.
http://myparishapp.com/parishofprayer/

Need help with any of the features of myParish App. Give us a call at 800-997-8805.

We would love to hear from you!

Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response

Last week, Catholics from around the world met in New Orleans to attend the International Catholic Stewardship Council‘s (ICSC) annual conference. The conference’s goal is to work with parishes and Catholic organizations to teach and then carry out “the Catholic vision of Christian stewardship as a way of life.”

Mike DiCosola, director of technology for myParish App, understands that when most Catholics hear the word mike-d“stewardship,” they think, “The Church wants my money.” However, DiCosola wants Catholic leaders and parishioners to think of stewardship as the response of a disciple of Christ. DiCosola also covers the use of technology, including myParish App, for parish stewardship needs.

In DiCosola’s presentation at ICSC this year, he challenges us to focus, not on how to get more people to give more money, but rather on  how to “authentically and effectively communicate about stewardship.” In order to do this, he says, we must “speak from and to the heart.”

We are pleased to present DiCosola’s presentation, in its entirety, here. We hope that his discussion on the “Language of Stewardship” gives leaders at the parish level practical and sound ways to think and talk about stewardship as a disciple’s response.

Living The Good News: Another Inspiring Feature For Your Parish

If you think of Applandia as a small town, with the Saint Alphege the Bald Catholic Church on one end of town and the general store at the other, right in the middle of Main Street, you’ll find the newspaper. Of course, it’s not really a newspaper, since we’re in the virtual realm.

small town street

It’s a blog, and it’s called Living the Good News. We write it here in Applandia, and just like any small town paper, we try to make sure it’s relevant to the people reading it. Learn about saints and holy days, Scripture and news. At Living the Good News, we follow the Olympics just like you, but with a Catholic twist. When the pope speaks, we listen and discuss.With 2000 years of glorious Church history, teaching and people, you’ll be sure to learn something new – or learn something old in a new way.

If you’d like to add Living the Good News to myParish App for your faith community, let us know. We’ll be happy to help.