Posts tagged ‘Catholic’

Sunday Prayers now available online!

In addition to helping you spend less time on the little things, Ministry Scheduler Pro now makes it easier than ever for your ministers to nourish their faith, with automatic access to Sunday’s Gospel and reflections from Liturgy Training Publications!

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MSP Out and About

Max Garcia, maverick and expert ministry scheduler of Ministry Scheduler Pro fame, will be attending the National Association of Pastoral Musicians 36th Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. from July 29th – August 2nd! Mr. Garcia, whose ministry scheduling expertise is world renowned, will be giving two seminars covering the ins and outs of staying sane amid the chaos.  Don’t miss these opportunities to see how liturgists, music directors, and other ministry leaders can keep afloat by posting important resources like songs, lyrics, chord sheets and more online!

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“A mind is a terrible thing to waste”

Today, I spoke with a liturgy coordinator at a Catholic parish who was at the end of his scheduling rope. He spent over twenty-five hours creating June’s liturgical ministry schedule and said his brain was fried. After taking over from a scheduler who had been on the job “since Christ was alive” (his words, not mine), he was assigned the daunting task of juggling the availability, vacation dates, soccer practice schedules, and quirky preferences of his liturgical ministers. You’d need an advanced degree in calculus to crunch together all that data into a fair schedule that honored each and every person’s scheduling requests.

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Spotlight: Mission San Luis Obispo

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It’s easy to get lost in the rich history of California’s Spanish missions. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, located on the central coast of the state, is no exception. Founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1771, the mission is situated in what the Spanish explorers called “La Cañada de los Osos,” or “the Valley of the Bears,” so named for the number of grizzlies that populated the area. Fr. Serra sent an expedition of hunters from the north to San Luis Obispo to kill the bears for meat, and the successful expedition coupled with the very fertile soil of the valley led to his decision to found a mission there. Almost a quarter of a millennium later, the mission still stands as the centerpiece of Catholicism, community and culture in San Luis Obispo! Continue reading ‘Spotlight: Mission San Luis Obispo’ »

Celebrate St. Isidore – Patron Saint of Technology!

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Did you say a prayer before logging onto your computer this morning?  Today, April 4th, is the feast day of St. Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of the internet and technology! Although there weren’t too many computers in the time of St. Isidore (the 600s), his vast encyclopedia of knowledge, known as the Etymologiae, has a “structure similar to that of a database.” Accordingly, in 1997, Pope John Paul II gave St. Isidore the distinction to help guide Catholics in their internet and computer use. Continue reading ‘Celebrate St. Isidore – Patron Saint of Technology!’ »