This is a great opportunity to learn more about topics such as; Religion Curriculum, School Annual Funds, Marketing Services, OSV Resources, Faith Guidebooks for Young Adolescents and more! We value your input! We will save time at the end of each presentation for you to ask questions and submit ideas during the Q & A. […]
Many parishes and schools are trapped in a maintenance cycle, spending most of their time and resources struggling to simply maintain what they have. Learn how to break free of the maintenance model and focus more of your time, energy, and resources on advancing the mission of your Church community.
Service is not something we do but someone we give: our very selves. It is an act of love rooted in a divine love already poured out for us. This book provides a radical but thoroughly consistent rethinking of the Christian life that takes up the tradition and builds upon it in a way that […]
“Pushing the Envelope” - New Trends in Diocesan Appeals To register, contact Rena Claus at firstname.lastname@example.org Attend this webinar series to hear best practices for administering an appeal and ways to increase appeal participation from well-known and respected speakers from across the country and our OSV staff.
Along with a once in a generation pandemic, 2020 ushered in new or exacerbated challenges for our Church. But we are Easter people who abound in Hope, and our parishes need to be places of Eucharistic celebration, bringing joy and faith to all. So, dormancy or decline cannot be in our lexicon or practice. Every […]
With summer coming to an end, back-to-school organizing and tidying up may be at the top of your mind. So starts the endless quest for the perfect containers, boxes, totes, bags, bins, shelves, files, folders, and labels to tame our closets, corral our clutter, and eliminate chaos. Books and television shows promise the magical secrets […]
Taking Parish Offertory By The Horns To register, contact Rena Claus at email@example.com Attend this webinar series to hear best practices for administering an appeal and ways to increase appeal participation from well-known and respected speakers from across the country and our OSV staff.
With her accessible, everyday approach to life, writer, mom, and volunteer Lara C. Patangan helps us realize that our everyday compassion makes a difference in exponential ways and that mercy always matters. Practicing mercy isn’t a passive way of renewal; rather, engaging in transformative acts of service empowers us to fulfill our purpose to love […]
Make a life-changing pilgrimage, beginning this Advent. Oriens is a Latin word meaning “rising” and “dawn.” Your Oriens journey begins on the First Sunday of Advent and continues until the feast of the Presentation on February 2. Every day, you’ll take a step closer to “the dawn from on high.” Fr. Joel Sember is your leader on this […]
Good luck getting through an entire day without experiencing the impact of Catholicism. Woken up by an alarm or checked the time? The mechanical clock was invented in the tenth century by a monk who became pope. A bowl of cereal for breakfast? Your milk is safe thanks to Louis Pasteur, a devout Catholic whose […]
Why having a Parish Census is Crucial for Diocesan Development? To register, contact Rena Claus at firstname.lastname@example.org Attend this webinar series to hear best practices for administering an appeal and ways to increase appeal participation from well-known and respected speakers from across the country and our OSV staff.
We continue to hear how difficult it is for parishes across the country to strengthen parish community, especially when budgets are tight, and parishioners are concerned about economic stresses and the possibility of a pandemic resurgence. We have found, though, that our Catholic community is generous, and we have parishes throughout the country that have […]
Catholic parishes are staffed by dedicated, passionate members of the laity who are often underpaid and overworked but nevertheless continue to labor in the vineyard of the Lord. Whether you are on staff or a volunteer, faith, hope, and a sense of humor are crucial to surviving and thriving in parish ministry. Down-to-earth, candid, and funny, author […]
You don't have to travel overseas to discover our Blessed Mother’s miraculous love for her children. Mary’s Miracles: A Traveler's Guide to Catholic America takes you to more than 50 Marian shrines, chapels, and statues, right here in the United States, each with a riveting story to tell. Written by the author of the blockbuster Monuments, Marvels, and […]
Filled with reflections and brief imaginative sequences, Come to Mary’s House invites you to imagine you are with the Blessed Virgin – visiting in her living room, working in her garden, or catching up over coffee. The goal is to encourage your encounter with Mary as a friend, sister, and mother – in a comfortable, gentle way. […]
As catechists, we witness new life in Christ. Dr. Joseph White recently gathered with catechetical leaders from 82 countries at the International Congress on Catechesis in Rome. Join us for this timely webinar as he shares key insights from the congress, including Pope Francis’ special message to catechists. Special guests Edmundo Reyes and Emily Mentock […]
A catechism is a way of teaching the Faith that strengthens the bonds of unity in our Church and, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “enlivens the faith of the People of God.” In the same spirit, Master Gardener and certified greenhouse grower Margaret Realy’s A Garden Catechism: 100 Plants in Christian Tradition and […]
Totally Catholic VBS is back for 2023! Launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. Stellar rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun. Come hear about next summer’s content from Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, new saints and an awesome new VBS […]
Where tradition meets innovation. Join us to learn best practices for Envelopes, Online Giving, and Websites. OSV is honored to be working with the Diocese of Corpus Christi to assist parishes in increasing Sunday Offertory and enhancing parish communication.
When #GivingTuesday was launched in 2012, it shifted the focus of the holiday season from spending to giving, offering an alternative to consumerism. As more Catholic institutions join the #GivingTuesday movement, it becomes an opportunity to message the Mission of Christ, connect donors with missions they love and celebrate Catholic generosity. Gratitude and generosity, fueled […]