It’s that time of year again. Lent is a time where we become more intentional, less concerned about ourselves, and more willing to reach out to others. It may involve stepping out of our comfort zones, but that’s not usually a bad thing. Forty days is the perfect amount of time to form good habits that may stick with you for the rest of your life.

 

We recently got asked a question that many of you probably ask yourselves every summer, and if you aren’t, then maybe you should.

“How do we get families who don’t go to Church to come to our VBS?”

It’s not an easy question. Taking the first initial step of inviting people to parish activities and events can be overwhelming. Hopefully these tips can give you a little more confidence about what to do when the time comes, and why it’s important. These tips are by no means limited to VBS, and they can be applied when inviting people to any event.

 

If you’re brand new at this whole “Vacation Bible School” thing, and the first thought that crosses your mind is one of complete panic; Don't worry you are not alone. After all, the thought of keeping dozens of kids occupied in a church basement for long periods of time probably seems like something you’d read in a “stranger than fiction” magazine. However, it won’t be long before you start to automatically associate your best summer memories with a week spent at your parish VBS.

 

Perhaps you’ve never done a VBS before and you aren't sure where to start? Or maybe you're a seasoned VBS veteran who just happened to come across our website? But whether you're buying your first program or your fiftieth, we believe it's important to find one that suits your parish and it's needs. Here are 10 Reasons why we think a Cat.Chat VBS might be just what you're looking for.

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