The J.S. Paluch Company and World Library Publications have a group of Parish Consultants spread across the United States and Puerto Rico. These 30 plus men and women represent our company and help parishes in their efforts to build communities of discipleship through the parish bulletin, mobile apps, parish giving programs, parish calendars, parish web sites, and the many resources that WLP publishes in our mission to serve the needs of the singing, praying, and initiating Church.
The entire group is here at our home offices in Franklin Park, Illinois, for three days of intense training, information sharing, and the sharing of best practices. We are here to hone our skills and sharpen our professional abilities to assist parishes. It has been an exciting week thus far. This morning, our team here at WLP will be talking to the group about our worship resources and other resources that help build communities of disciples, committed to serving the Lord and one another, leading to a commitment to stewardship of time, talent, and treasure.
These are exciting days here as we help those "in the trenches," those who visit hundreds of parishes on a daily basis to share the helpful resources we provide.
When many of us here moved from full-time parish ministry to the work of Catholic publishing, many of our colleagues inquired as to where our commitment to ministry landed. One of our staff members put it simply: "same mission, different tools." I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment and days like these help me see how far-reaching our publishing mission actually is.
Please say a prayer for us as we continue to search for ways to better serve God's holy people.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.