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LPI USHERS IN NEW ERA OF TECHNOLOGY BUILT FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Here at LPi, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce our newest online offering, WeGather, a church member management system designed to engage your parishioners online.  Here’s the press release that we sent out earlier this week…. LPi has launched WeGather, a cloud-based parish community builder integrated with a robust church member management system designed to empower Catholic leaders […]

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The Power of Push Notifications

Using Your Church App to Connect with Your Parishioners Texts, missed calls, social media, and news alerts… Notifications are in ample supply. You receive dozens a day or more — but how can you make sure that you’re seeing the important ones? More importantly, how can you know whether or not the vital messages you’re sending out […]

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The Vatican at SXSW

It was very encouraging to see the Vatican represented at this year’s SXSW today.  With SXSW being one of the largest gatherings of creative people across the globe, a stated goal of being a “premier destination for discovery”, and a whole track devoted to “Interactive” (think communication and connections) it was great to have Bishop Tighe, […]

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The WeConnect Parish App from LPi

Smartphone Evangelization in a Digital World I joined the staff of Saint Pius X in Greensboro, NC, in 1992, and I was a young guy right out of divinity school. My job was to catechize and evangelize the community. I was armed with many books, the Bible, my faith, a Smith Corona word processer, and […]

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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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Engage Parishioners with Digital Displays

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary uses electronic displays to engage parishioners at the church’s two major entryways. These displays are free standing kiosks that hold LED monitors. “People really like the quality of images and they notice the messages because the images change”, said Fr. Peter Muhich, Rector of the Cathedral. “I […]

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Four Ways to Make This Lent Matter

As Catholics, we often see Lent as a time where we are asked to “give up” something in our lives. Coffee, television, sweets, or soda—we’ve all given up something. Lent is a sacrifice, but rather than it simply being a feeling of giving something up, it should be a liberating experience. As we engage with […]

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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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