How It Works

Simplify admin work, build personal relationships

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There are no silver bullets

Thriving parishes are built on relationships, not programs. For that reason, Pastoral Parish isn’t another Parish software system or leadership seminar promising “transformation.” Instead, Pastoral Parish is a cloud-based web app designed to handle the day-to-day needs of tracking Sacramental Preparation and Pastoral Care, so that your parish team can spend more time with people rather than paperwork.

What it looks like

The Dashboard

When you log-in to Pastoral Parish, you’ll immediately see a real-time snapshot of your parish that includes everything from the number of people in Sacramental Preparation and Pastoral Care, to upcoming events and anniversaries.

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A Module for Every Touchpoint

Each module contains all of the pertinent, detailed information you need to know. Each module can be customized to your parish’s specific needs and workflow, and information can be updated by the members of your team who are directly involved in the work of that module.

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Pastoral Care

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Groups

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Parishioners

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Baptism

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Mass Intentions

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Communion

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Confirmation

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Marriage

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Funerals

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Social Outreach

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RCIA

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Annulments

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Quinceneras

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Prayer Requests

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Tracking at the push of a button

After you make a pastoral care visit, log your visit through your phone or computer. You can mark off what sacraments were performed, and make any relevant notes. Information on the dashboard is updated in real-time, so you can plan upcoming visits or access past visits when needed.

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Simple, Secure Access

With our software, you send an access link to parishioners so they can input their personal information as well as pertinent information for their sacramental preparation. Additionally, those involved in missionary work can be given access to the module for that ministry so they can input data on the fly and keep everything up-to-date.

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Sacrament Prep

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Progress bars allow you to see exactly where each couple or individual is at in their sacrament preparation.
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Find exactly what each couple or individual has completed or still needs to complete in order to be ready for that Sacrament.
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For weddings and funerals, couples and families can input their own liturgical preferences as well as important details that will help give you confidence as you step into the Sacristy.
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Workflows can also be customized to your Parish’s exact process for sacrament preparation.
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A Gift to Priests

Parishes regularly have new priests and new pastors. When a new priest is assigned to the parish, provide him an access link to Pastoral Parish, and he can see the lay of the land at the church before ever setting foot in the building. Less surprises means an easier transition and a smoother road to a thriving parish.

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Streamlined Parish Life

Pastoral Parish

  • Real-Time Updates
  • Sacramental prep tracking
  • Easy-to-Use
  • Sacramentally Focused

Other Software

  • Stores old information
  • No Up-to-date tracking
  • Slow and Cumbersome
  • Focused on static data

FAQ

 

What if my parish can’t afford Pastoral Parish?

We want Pastoral Parish to be used by any and all priests and parishes because we firmly believe that it can greatly help them with pastoral care and sacramental preparation. If affordability is an obstacle, then we will work with you to see how Pastoral Parish can fit in your budget.

Is it an app?

Pastoral Parish is a web application that can be accessed through the internet. Any device that can run Chrome web browser and is connected to the internet can access Pastoral Parish. This includes smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers.

Why do I need another piece of church software when we already have software to keep our church records?

Pastoral Parish tracks the individual care of the person, the preparation for a sacrament, progress along the way, anniversaries, and follow-up. Unlike any other software on the market, we will help you to keep track of and reach out to ALL those you encounter in your parish. Other church software simply keeps records of the past facts: who registered, who gave, what the date of the baptism was, etc. We help you with all of your day-to-day needs and even help you chart the future.

Is the Pastoral Parish Software only for the priest to use, or can the church staff also have access to it?

With the Team Plan, your Priest/Pastor can add as many users to the software as he wants so they can all work together to provide the best care of their parishioners and communicate in a timely manner, keeping all records current and up to date. Pathway Links can also be created that will allow families and couples to input their own information for funerals, baptisms and weddings that are in the planning process. These unique and impressive features save your Priest time and allows for the information to be accurate and spelled correctly on printed programs, sacramental certificates and marriage licences.

What if I have a problem with the software working properly?

If there is an error or problem with the software working properly, report your difficulty to the Pastoral Parish team by emailing Pastoral Parish . We will try to respond within 24 business hours. We hope to fix any bugs as soon as possible.

Is it difficult to get started using Pastoral Parish? Does it take a long time to enter our parish information into the software?

No, getting started with Pastoral Parish is not difficult. If you have the Team Plan, our team can help you export member data from your existing database and upload it into Pastoral Parish in a few simple steps. After your information is exported, it takes about 10 minutes to get your data imported.

Benefits

Pastoral Parish helps you build stronger relationships with your parishioners. From helpful reminders to sending out personal follow-ups, to letting you know who has requested a pastoral visit, to storing all of the important day-to-day information in one place, the app is designed to streamline administrative tasks so you can spend less time stressing over paperwork, and more time being present to your parishioners.

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Empower Volunteers

Easily delegate tasks to volunteers and increase their ability to help with Pastoral Care.

Sign up for a Demo

 

Get started with Pastoral Parish today or request a live demo.

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