Christmas is the time of year when many Catholics make their way back to Mass. Memories, faith traditions, friends, family, or even curiosity may be the range of reasons pulling them back to your parish during this holy time. Whatever the case may be, this special group of people are in your pews and you have their full attention. They’re ready to hear your message. Do you have an engagement plan in place to keep them coming back every week? 

Pushpay’s comprehensive “A Welcoming Parish’s Christmas Guide” was created to help parish leaders like you make the most of this crucial moment. It’s an opportunity for parish communities to provide warm hospitality to both new visitors and returning Catholics. By creating a welcoming environment and engaging with visitors during the Advent and Christmas season, you can create a powerful connection that will encourage them to continue attending Mass in the future.

This ready-to-use plan begins with a checklist of important things to prioritize during Advent, through the week of Christmas, and the weeks that follow. Parish leaders will enjoy an easy-to-follow format, check off boxes as they move along the guide, be inspired to craft more welcoming ideas, explore cutting-edge church technology to support their work, and easily share the guide with other parishes or ministry leaders. 

For over a decade, 14,000 parishes, churches, and (arch)dioceses have trusted Pushpay to provide best-in-class church software. Pushpay’s founders believed that parishes and other mission-based organizations needed great software to advance their ministries—and supporting the model of a welcoming parish is one of them. ParishStaq, a suite of products developed by Pushpay, can help parish leaders to: 

  1. Invite people to take the next step of their journey with process queues and mobile apps
  2. Manage volunteers through the LEAD App, a platform specifically designed for pastors, ministry leaders, and your staff
  3. Send rich push notifications and stay connected with your parishioners
  4. Facilitate fast and secure giving during this season of generosity
  5. Be accountable for follow-up communications with potential parishioners 

Start this Christmas season on the right foot and download your free guide today.