Resources for Parish Leaders
Videos, podcasts, articles, and other helpful resources to help your parish.

Past Webinars

Sacramental Preparation

Life, Ministry and Chosen during COVID-19 with Chris Stefanick
April 1 

Colin MacIver talks about life, ministry and Chosen with Chris Stefanick as we all chart a course through these unprecedented challenges.

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Interactive Marriage Preparation Solutions in a Socially Distanced Church
May 12

Join moderator, Tom McCabe, author of Joy-Filled Marriage, and Helene Hallowell, Ascension's coordinator of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Marriage Preparation Program, and Lauren McCann, Product Manager of Ascension's self-paced online sacramental certification programs, as we explore and take your questions on:

  • How to arrange a live online marriage preparation course and what to avoid.
  • Ascension's new Joy-Filled Marriage self-paced online marriage preparation and certification program.

Those attending will receive free access to Ascension's new Joy-Filled Marriage self-paced online marriage certification program for a limited time.

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Confirmation Preparation: Finishing the Year and Preparing for the Fall
May 26

This week, we are excited to welcome Clayton Imoo, associate director of the Ministries and Outreach Office of the Archdiocese of Vancouver in Canada, and Caroline Harvey, associate communication director of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as they speak about the current challenges of confirmation preparation and planning. You will come away from the webinar with:

  • Concrete tips and strategies about how to conclude this year’s program and plan for the fall
  • Advice about how to connect with students, parents, and sponsors

We are excited to announce that those who attend will receive a special offer for our Chosen program!

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Youth Ministry

Continuing Youth Ministry During COVID-19
April 14

David Durand (Youth Director for Our Lady of the Lake parish in Mandeville, LA) and Timmy McCaffrey (Director of CYO/Youth Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of New Orleans) join host Colin MacIver as they share the ways they’re having success staying engaged with the teens in their youth groups despite the challenges of quarantine.

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Teens and Screens Youth Ministry and the Theology of the Body
May 19

Join Mari Pablo as she shares how we can view teen ministry through the lens of the Theology of the Body. We know that the life of teens is centered around friends and socializing, which presents a particular challenge during this stay-at-home period. During this webinar, Mari will present concrete, Theology of the Body-informed tips and strategies for you to consider implementing to support teens in your parish community.

Those attending will receive a special offer for our Theology of the Body Middle School and YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body programs.

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Special Topics

Stewardship, Online Giving, and More in the Face of COVID-19
April 21

Jessica Walters (Director of Parish Services for Mary, Mother of the Redeemer
Church, North Wales, PA) and Cande de Leon (Executive Director of the Office of Mission Advancement for the
Diocese of Phoenix) discuss the ways that parishes can respond to their fundraising needs during the current crisis.

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Livestreams, Social Media and More for Parishes
May 5

Are you looking for creative ways to reach your parishioners on social media, or stream Sunday Mass or host a webinar? Join Marisa Beyer and Matt Pirrall, members of Ascension's expert media and video production team as they share useful tips and tricks on the many ways to reach your parishioners and what not to use.

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What Your Parish Needs to Know about the Payroll Protection Program: How to Apply for Funding and Understanding the CARES Act
May 8

On the webinar, Matthew Pinto, President of Ascension hosts and is joined by attorneys Chris Connell, and Jennifer Gniady, from the law firm of Stradley Ronon, Stevens & Young. Chris and Jennifer will discuss what you need to know about the PPP program and also address your questions.

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Evangelization

Parish Tips & Strategies for Staying Connected
April 7

Scott Anthony and Jessica Walters join host Colin MacIver to discuss innovative ways that parishes are adjusting their programming during social distancing.

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Making Your Parish a Center of Hope and Evangelization
June 2 

This week, we welcome Father Josh Johnson as he shares strategies on how to make your parish a place of hope and evangelization. The current pandemic and “stay-at-home” reality have presented the Church with challenges in keeping Catholics engaged in parish life. This webinar will offer some concrete tips on how to reach out to those who may not find their way back to Mass—as well as presenting ways for welcoming new faces or faces that you haven’t seen for quite some time!

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