Resources for Parish Leaders

Resources and Websites:


Busted Halo : 
Busted Halo is a unique media resource that utilizes a relevant and accessible voice to help people understand the Catholic faith, put it into practice in their everyday lives, and share it with others.

Real Life Catholic 
     Real Life Catholic’s purpose is to ignite a bold, contagious faith in the heart of every Catholic, by building a movement of Catholics who share the beauty, power and truth of the Gospel with a world that has largely forgotten. 

Ave Maria Press 
     Ave Maria Press is established as a major Catholic book publisher and is home to Sorin Books, Forest of Peace, and Christian Classics. It perpetuates Fr. Sorin’s vision to honor Mary and provides an important outlet for good Catholic writing. Ave Maria is also recognized as a leader in publishing Catholic high school religion textbooks, ministry resources, and books on prayer and spirituality.

Dynamic Catholic:
     Dynamic Catholic’s mission is to re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing world-class resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism. 

Word on Fire:
     Word on Fire Catholic Ministries exists to draw people into the body of Christ, which is the Church, and thereby give them access to all the gifts that Jesus wants his people to enjoy. To be most effective in this mission, Word on Fire places an emphasis and urgency on the use of contemporary forms of media and innovative communication technologies.

Honor your Inner Monk:
     At Saint Meinrad Archabbey, we believe that all Christians have an “inner monk”- the part of each of us that wants to move a little to the side so we can develop a deep, intense and personal relationship with God. Imagine what will happen as more and more young men and women pray at their lockers, on the bus, at their work and in their homes. The world will be a radically different place. 

Click to Pray:
     The Pope now has a mobile application called Click to Pray for his worldwide prayer network. The app invites you to pray together with millions of others around the world for the Pope’s monthly prayer intentions which address current challenges facing humanity. And because every day is different, the app offers a prayer 365 days a year to help you discover each day how God calls you to live. Join us as we pray together with the Pope in his global prayer network.

Life Teen:
     As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

Saint Mary’s Press:
     Saint Mary’s Press is a contemporary expression of the Catholic Church’s mission to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Lasallian mission to provide a human and Christian education for young people, including those who are economically deprived. 

Center for Ministry Development:
     The Center for Ministry Development promotes the development of ministry and catechesis with youth and families through leadership formation, service learning, and resources rooted in Catholic tradition and Scripture. 

OSV Newsweekly:
     We have resources to help parishes and dioceses launch websites, capital campaigns, and stewardship programs. What we are about these days is still the same as what Father Noll was about: responding to people’s needs. We are about helping them bring their Catholic faith to life. We are about helping them see what is real and important in this life and how it will connect them to the next. 

My Life in Ministry:
     Every week, full time ministers tell first person stories of what it is like to work in the Catholic Church. 

Called to Accompany:
     The Called To Accompany series invites youth ministry volunteers to learn and explore the many aspects that make a parish youth ministry successful. Through videos and group discussion, voluteers are encouraged to respond to Pope Francis’ call to accompany the youth towards a deep and fulfilling relationship with Christ and His Chruch 

Resources from E&C: 
A Resource for Parish Development of Young Adult Ministry
E&C SharePoint 
E&C Pinterest Page