Pastoral Planning
Keeping Parishes Open without Killing our Priests
By Fr. Jeff Lorig, Director of Pastoral Services In January of 2019, the Archdiocese of Omaha proposed a new way forward in pastoral planning. The proposal has now become more… Read More
Culture of Generosity
When the Lights Go Out
By Kara Wesely, Stewardship and Development Office Stewardship & Development professionals often hear and say the phrase ‘donations keep the lights on.’ Depending on which way you lean, you either… Read More
Missional Community
Catholic Education: Honestly, is it for everyone?
By Dr. Mike Ashton, Superintendent  Nebraska received a lot of attention from its recent tourism campaign: “Nebraska: Honestly, it’s not for everyone.” If you haven’t seen the campaign, it leads… Read More
Clear Path to Discipleship
Have Yourself a Kerygmatic Christmas
By Jen Moser, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis One of my most vivid childhood memories of Christmas was searching the night sky for the Star of Bethlehem. As my family… Read More
Culture of Generosity
Grateful Reflection Before Invitation
By Tony Lamar, Stewardship and Development Office Everything is a Gift Encouraging legacy giving is the focus of my position in the Stewardship and Development office. However, it’s about so much… Read More
Culture of Generosity
6 Steps to Outcome Oriented Encounters: A Strategy for Cultivating Donors and Engaging Disciples
by Tom Crowley, Stewardship and Development Office “Talk little, listen a lot, say just enough, and always look people in the eye.” – Pope Francis — A Man of His… Read More
Culture of Generosity
Will your Catholic School stay open?
By Tim Bogatz, Stewardship and Development Office Does your parish and school have an endowment? Msgr. Cyril J. Werner dedicated much of his life to Catholic education. Having served many… Read More
Family
Can you teach children to pray like saints?
By Beth Carlson, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis Several years ago, my brother-in-law decided to take his son to their parish church for a father/son outing with a lesson on… Read More
Leadership
How to Start Executing on Your “Stop Doing” List
By Jen Moser, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis  Statistics show that roughly 48% of Americans feel that they don’t have enough time in a day to do all the things… Read More
Missional Community
Can Small Parishes Grow?
By Fr. Jeff Lorig, Director of Pastoral Services Turns out a lot of us churchgoing Catholics attend Mass at a parish with 400 or fewer attendees. Eighty-three of the 138 parishes… Read More
Missional Community
Needy Parishioners
By Fr. Jeff Lorig, Director of Pastoral Services At a recent Clergy Conference many of the priests of the Archdiocese had a chance to dive into the science and practice… Read More