Diocesan Appeals Webinar Series

Taking Parish Offertory By The Horns To register, contact Rena Claus at rclaus@osv.com Attend this webinar series to hear best practices for administering an appeal and ways to increase appeal […]

Simple Mercies: How the Works of Mercy Brings Peace and Fulfillment

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 […]

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Oriens

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 […]

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150 People, Places, and Things You Never Knew Were Catholic

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 […]

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Diocesan Appeals Webinar Series

Why having a Parish Census is Crucial for Diocesan Development? To register, contact Rena Claus at rclaus@osv.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.

This is the Day to Increase Your Offertory! Because Doing Okay is Not Okay Anymore

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 […]

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Faith, Hope, and a Sense of Humor

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 […]

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Mary’s Miracles: A Traveler’s Guide to Catholic America

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 […]

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Come to Mary’s House

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 […]

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Highlights from the International Congress on Catechesis

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 […]

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A Garden Catechism

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 […]

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A Stellar VBS for 2023: Help Kids Shine Jesus’ Light!

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 […]

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Ready. Set. #GivingTuesday

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 […]

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Diocesan Appeals Webinar Series

Increase Engagement through One-on-One Donor Communication and Outreach To register, contact Rena Claus at rclaus@osv.com Attend this webinar series to hear best practices for administering an appeal and ways to […]

Spend more time on mission and less time on management!

If you’re looking to save time, money, and effort when it comes to staying informed about your parish, staying connected with your parishioners, and maintaining census records, finances, and funds, […]

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Avoid Donor Fatigue and Achieve Abundance

A major challenge many schools face is that parents and staff get fatigued from fundraising and volunteering. A well-structured Annual Fund and advancement plan reduces the time-effort and the number […]

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Diocesan Appeals Webinar Series

Promoting Stewardship in the Spirit of Our Lady of Guadalupe To register, contact Rena Claus at rclaus@osv.com Attend this webinar series to hear best practices for administering an appeal and […]

Diocesan Appeals Webinar Series

The Importance of Promoting Stewardship in the Diocesan Development Office To register, contact Jessica Thinnes at salessupport@osv.com Attend this webinar series to hear best practices for administering an appeal and […]

Diocesan Appeals Webinar Series

Jump-start Your Major Gift Programs To register, contact Jessica Thinnes at salessupport@osv.com Attend this webinar series to hear best practices for administering an appeal and ways to increase appeal participation […]