Q: Why do we call it a parish? A: Parish is the Engilsh equivalent of Paroecia (Latin). It is defined as "a certain community of the Christian faihtful stably constituted in a particular church, whose pastoral care is entrusted to a pastor ( parochus/parish priest ) as its proper p
Fatherly Advice: Attending a New Parish
Father Dave shares some fatherly advice with a woman who has recently begun attending Mass at a new parish and feels like she is having a difficult time fitting in and meeting new people. (Original Air 09-08-16)
‘Why Catholic?’ launches at Corpus Christi Parish
SOUTH BEND — For six weeks this autumn, roughly 100 parishioners from Corpus Christi Catholic Church in South Bend gathered in small groups, deepening their knowledge of Catholicism while praying …
Consider this... Traits of an Amazing Parish
It is our task to renew and revitalize the Church. Bishop Richard J. Malone talks about 7 traits that help make an amazing parish. buffalodiocese.org
Francis at 100 days: 'the world's parish priest'
Thursday marks 100 days of Pope Francis' papacy, and so far, it's by no means a departure from business as usual.
Parish party surprises four 100-year-olds
MRS. TOSTI; Ms. DeBlasio; Father Carlino; Sister Dolores Puglis, MPV; Sister Maria Rosa; Ron McClockey; Bishop Emeritus Hubbard; Sister Justina Anaele, MPV; Rev. John Facci, SAC; Mrs. Benequisto and Mrs. Marinucci. (Kathleen Lamanna photo) BY KATHLEEN LAMANNA STAFF WRITER "It's up to the good Lord," says 99-year-old Mary Marinucci. "When He wants you, He'll take you." Apparently, God isn't ready yet for quite a few parishioners…
Parish Mission Session 2
Parishes support families, learn about World Meeting
About 40 parishes have hosted an information session about the September event, about 20 parishes are preparing to offer a faith formation course afterward and more than a dozen others have scheduled family programs.
Parish renewal groups teach lessons from megachurches
The Field Hospital: A growing number of businesses and nonprofits are providing church leaders with modern outreach and organizational tools to improve their parishes.
What Is that Pelican Doing in My Parish Church?
An ancient pre-Christian legend inspired an iconographic motif associated with the Eucharist
What your pastor won’t tell you about parish giving
Our parishes are getting by on too little from too few, but it wouldn’t take much to change that
Why is it so hard for young Catholics to find the right parish?
In the fall of 2013, gentrification arrived in my working-class North Oakland neighborhood. The rent ticked up month after month. Then one day, the landlord called to notify us he was putting the house on the market. Because of an influx of highly paid tech workers into the Bay Area, the house liste
Parishes Unite for Social Justice During Why Catholic? Workshop
Parishioners in the Diocese of Fort Worth moved to gospel action as part of RENEW International's program of adult faith formation
Ohio Parish Invites to RENEW International's Why Catholic?
Catholics were given the opportunity to enjoy ice cream and sign up for a small faith-sharing group.
The number of U.S. Catholics has grown, so why are there fewer parishes?
A recent decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York to close dozens of churches is in line with a larger nationwide trend of Catholic parish closures.
The Conclave: Why Rome?
Why does the papal conclave happen in Rome? Why is only one person in charge of the Catholic Church? And, what is the role of prayer in all of this? Busted H...
Why I am Grateful for the Parish Discernment Process
By Art Turner As you may be aware, many of our parishes have just completed a discernment process that was based on Archbishop Kurtz’s pastoral letter Your Parish: The Body of Christ Alive in Our Midst. Parishioners were asked to discern or listen attentively to the movement
A pastor explains why his parish won't be blessing pets Friday
This comes from the public Facebook page of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Mobile, Alabama. Father Stephen Vrazel posted the following message: People have been asking me if we will be blessing pets at St. Vincent’s on the feast day of St. Francis—this Friday, October 4. We will not. Let me explain why. I
St. Peter Parish Pictured: The Big Top
The Big Top is up! Take a tour underneath the Ministry Tent to get ready for this weekend. Enjoy, share our video , (pray for good weather), and keep exploring our ministries .
‘My journey from Tehran to Rome’: A Muslim-born Iranian writes about how he became Catholic
You may remember the story of Sohrab Ahmari, an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in London who, shortly after the murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel, publicly announced that he was converting …