Offertory Solution Stories

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Parish staff improves communication through FIA websites

Our Lady of the Lakes, a Catholic parish located in Central Florida between Daytona Beach and Orlando, is home to over 1,600 parishioners.  With its location nestled off of the tourist-driven Interstate-4 (a popular road to Disney World) the parish catches the eye of many families.  It is enriched with an opulence of Ministry programs and working families and retirees from all parts of the United States.  However, from the leadership and forward thinking of Fr. Kenny, he believed the parishioners needed more out of the parish from a communications perspective.

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Newsletters Ideal for Parish Communications
The challenge of communicating to parishioners changes frequently and the solution to keeping them informed on community events, parish news and finances varies from one parish to the next. Yet in spite of new technologies, the tried-and-true method of printed newsletters helps foster a vibrant parish community.

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Survey Says: Gifts Increase when Parishioners use Online Giving
We created Online Giving to be a simple solution that provides stability and an increase in contributions for collections. Our Sunday Visitor recently polled 144 donors from a single parish who switched from using envelopes to Online Giving for their offertory. The results were promising and illustrate the clear benefits to using this electronic service.

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St. Thomas More of Pittsburgh Gets Results

It was taking months for the staff at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, PA to place envelopes into the hands of new parishioners. So when Our Sunday Visitor reviewed their complete solution, St. Thomas More was ready to make a change.

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OSV Helps St. Thomas More with Stewardship Solutions

There's something special about St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Centennial, Colorado. With nearly 5,000 registered families, 300 active ministries and a thriving school serving students in preschool through 8th grade, St. Thomas More offers something for everyone. From Christian formation for all ages to social outreach on a global scale, parishioners embrace and celebrate a lifestyle of stewardship and evangelization—and they want everyone to know about it.

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Corpus Christi Partners with OSV, Strengthens Parish Life

Bishop William Michael Mulvey, STL, DD, leads the diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, by challenging his priests to “strengthen parish life.” And then he challenges his staff to find ways to help the priests make it happen.

The key people in the Stewardship & Development office of the diocese of Corpus Christi are Cande de Leon, director, and Ethel Dulak, associate director. They and their team are responsible for the development, coordination and...

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Parish Coordinates Online Giving, Envelopes to Make Giving Easy

Bob Bira is an independent businessman who believes in sharing his time, talent and treasure. It's no surprise that he's active at his parish, St. Paul Catholic Church in Fenton, Mo., where he serves on the finance council and stewardship committee. He sees his role as taking his business successes and using them to bring best practices to his church.

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St. Thomas More returns to OSV for Envelopes, Special Mailings

When the downturned economy had everyone scrambling for ways to cut costs, Dasha Nixon did the same thing at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee, Fla.

Nixon is the business manager at the Co-Cathedral of the diocese of Pensacola. The large diocese has more than 60 parishes. At St. Thomas More...

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Online Giving Helps St. Helen Sustain Offertory

The Catholic community of St. Helen makes its home in the town of Westfield, N.J., about 25 miles south of New York City. Formed by the archdiocese of Newark in 1968, the church started with about 600 families, celebrating daily Mass in a small, green, prefabricated building serving as chapel and parish center. Sunday Mass was held in nearby the Edison Intermediate school auditorium until...

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Online Giving Streamlines Offertory, Accounting for St. Louis de Montfort

The parishioners of St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Fishers, Indiana, take their mission of servant leadership (from John 13:14-15) to heart. With more than 60 ministries and 1,200 registered families, the church and its members focus on stewardship in four key areas: hospitality, prayer, faith formation and service.

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Holy Spirit Church Embraces Online Giving

Since 1979, Holy Spirit Catholic Church has been growing in faith and size. Located in Lee's Summit, a nearby suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, the church benefits from the area's rapid growth, adding nearly 100 new families each year. With current membership at over 1,400 registered families, the church focuses on being a welcoming community that provides liturgical ministries, youth education and opportunities for outreach.

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The Diocese of Bridgeport Uses Best Practices

and 21st Century Technology to Further Good Stewardship

The late Pope John Paul II is credited with bringing the new evangelization to the Catholic Church, and with it, the use of modern technology to proclaim the gospel. He simply stated, “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” Taking the beloved Pope’s words to heart, Deacon Bill Koniers has spent his entire life as a businessman and servant of the Church bringing the new evangelization to light.

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