Don’t burn out, burn bright
Why I built this:
…To free you and your staff – Fr. Josh
Pastoral Parish simplifies and automates necessary processes relating to sacramental administration and pastoral care. It was developed by a parish priest with his needs and the needs of his staff in mind. By reducing administrative burdens and increasing access to information, we hope this software will help you build a more pastoral parish.
My staff and I love using the Pastoral Parish App.
-Fr. Rich Pagano, Pastor – St. John Paul II; Host – The Catholic Talk Show
It’s a tool that helps us minister to our people in a more effective and efficient way…to make sure that we are bringing Christ to our people.
-Fr. Dan Firmin, Vicar General; Pastor – St. James the Less
Because it makes life easier
-Paige Jones, Bookkeeper – St. Joseph Church
With several of us on staff ‘touching’ each wedding, it is a great way for all of us to be on the same page and access the information we need.
-Mary Hodgdon, Marriage Coordinator – Our Lady of Grace
You guys need to check this out. It’s going to help your ministry.
-Fr. Corey Bruns, Parochial Vicar – St. Joseph
We are able to quickly and easily begin the process for sacramental preparation, see how our parishioners are doing, track the progress and follow up with people to complete the process in a timely manner.
-Kim Gourd, Pastoral Coordinator – St. John Paul II
This software could not have come at a better time.
-Fr. Jacob Almeter, Our Lady Star of the Sea
How it Works:
How It Started
Several years ago a young priest, Fr. Josh McCarty, decided to apply his interest in software development to create a tool to help him meet his needs as pastor of a Catholic parish. While software solutions existed relating to his parish’s business needs – areas of concern such as accounting, financial administration, donor administration and payment processing – no tool existed to help him with the complexities of sacramental administration, much less to facilitate pastoral engagement.
Convinced that personal relationships and grace conferred through the Sacraments are at the heart of parish life, he set out to develop an application more directly serving the mission of his parish. Pastoral Parish is the result of that insight and the work that has flowed from it.
Fr. Josh McCarty
Co-Founder and Developer
Fr. Josh McCarty is the priest and nerd behind Pastoral Parish and provides first hand insight into pastoral life. Ordained in 2009, he is now the Pastor at St. Leo in Murray, KY in the Diocese of Owensboro. Fr. Josh is also the founder of the award winning Lolek Productions.
$149 / mo
Any number of priests, staff, or volunteers can benefit from your Pastoral Parish subscription. It is up to you to choose who has access to Pastoral Parish, and in what manner. You can easily define and focus each user’s access as you wish via a simple administrative function.
Sign up today and you will enjoy a free 30 day trial period! Should you wish to do so, you can cancel your subscription to Pastoral Parish at any time with no penalty.