Solutions for Time-Saving, Cost-Effective, & Volunteer Empowering Ministry Scheduling

All parishes rely on volunteers to assist at liturgies. So accurate scheduling is essential to show volunteers their time is appreciated & respected. A happy volunteer stays engaged, honors their commitment, and recruits others to volunteer.

But scheduling can become the job no one wants. It can be time-consuming, especially if scheduling for multiple parishes, […]

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Shopping for Scheduling Software

So someone has offered the idea of switching your current scheduling system for volunteers to a software program. Maybe they saw something online, maybe they received a postcard or advertisement, or maybe the sales rep for your parish software suggested a scheduling module.

On our site, you’ll see that we are big believers in scheduling […]

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How to simplify scheduling with multiple clergy and locations

It is hard enough to try to create liturgical schedules and keep families together, evenly distribute assignments, and fulfill (as best as possible) everyone’s preferences. But scheduling for multiple locations adds additional complexities. And if multiple clergy preside at Masses at these different locations, it can really be a mind-bender and time-waster.

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Prepare Ministry Schedules in About 20 Minutes

Do you measure the time spent to prepare Ministry Schedules in hours, days, or weeks? What would it mean to your parish if you could measure it in minutes?

Parishes hire staff for a certain number of hours per week. And they rely heavily on volunteers to donate time for many of the daily and weekly tasks […]

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St. Louis Archdiocese “Succeeding”

Archbishop Carlson of St. Louis did a recent interview with a local news station and he spoke of the St. Louis Archdiocese as “succeeding.” He cited their “alive in Christ” program as contributing to more 37,000 people coming back to the faith.

But it did not surprise me that more than 30 parishes in that […]

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Create an Awesome List of Yearly Services in MSP

How do you keep track of liturgy planning from year to year? Are you digital, maybe using Excel or Word, or more analog, like using binders and file folders. Maybe you’re a sticky notes person with notes framing your computer monitor.

It’s critical to keep track of liturgy planning details and beneficial to do it […]

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Sub Requests: To auto-process or not to auto-process

Ministry Scheduler Pro lets you customize its features so you can make it work the way that is best for your church. That also means there are some decisions which have to be made about how you want to use the program.
Assignment and Swap (sub) requests
There are a number of ways to let your […]

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Scheduling: Graduate from spreadsheets

Ever consider how much a staff person is paid or how many volunteer hours are sacrificed to prepare schedules with these tools?

Recently I had a conversation with the Liturgy Coordinator and the Pastoral Administrator from a nearby parish. I asked how they handled scheduling of ministers. The Liturgy Coordinator explained that the individual Ministry Coordinators prepared […]

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