Our Number One Focus for Parish Ministries

If we could re-do our parish ministries knowing everything we know now, what would we do? Dave and I zero in on the number one thing we would focus on if we could go back in time.

This is a good exercise for parishes to do every year, to help focus in on the things that will have the biggest impact, and also a good idea to do right now, as many parishes will have to streamline programs in the coming year.


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If we could do the past 10-15 years all over again, what would we do?


  • Focus on the preambles of faith, kerygma, and evangelization earlier in his ministry. 


  • Focus on perpetual Adoration. 
    1. If your parish already has perpetual Adoration, focus on intercessory prayer.
  • Go through the Ananias Training from the Catherine of Siena Institute. 

5 Practical Takeaways

  1. Email someone you haven’t spoken to in a while
  2. Post something about your personal faith on social media
  3. Pray a Divine Mercy Chaplet for our medical workers who are in harm’s way
  4. Make a daily spiritual communion
  5. Sit down and read one of St. Paul’s shorter letters in the Bible (Galatians, Colossians, Ephesians, etc.)


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