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Friday, December 2, 2016
Contact: Terry Poplava Executive Director of Marketing & Sales tpoplava@osv.com HUNTINGTON, IN - Our Sunday Visitor has enhanced the form... Read More

Our Sunday Visitor introduces Parish Apps

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
HUNTINGTON, IN - Catholic Parish Apps from Our Sunday Visitor are being introduced in conjunction with the acquisition of the assets of Catholic... Read More

New Online Giving App from OSV Offertory Solutions

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
HUNTINGTON, IN - Users of Our Sunday Visitor's leading Online Giving service now have an additional option for using the system from their mobile... Read More

Four national Catholic publications unite in joint appeal for end to death penalty

Thursday, March 5, 2015
HUNTINGTON, Indiana, March 5, 2015 -- Four Catholic publications today published online a joint editorial calling for an end to the death penalty... Read More

Updated Catholic content and new form builder enhance parishioner and staff experience

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
HUNTINGTON, IN - Our Sunday Visitor Offertory  Solutions is updating the Catholic content provided through its popular Faith In Action website... Read More

Our Sunday Visitor Announces New Online Giving Features

Monday, August 4, 2014
HUNTINGTON, IN - Our Sunday Visitor Offertory Solutions announces the addition of important new features to its popular Online Giving platform.... Read More

OSV Offertory Solutions Updates Website

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
HUNTINGTON, IN - Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) Offertory Solutions introduces improvements to www.osvoffertory.com which simplify access to information... Read More

OSV's Greg Erlandson named to committee focused on reforming Vatican Media

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
HUNTINGTON, Ind., July 9, 2014 — Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of the Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, has been appointed to... Read More

Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby case heralded as victory for opponents of HHS contraceptive mandate

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
HUNTINGTON, Indiana, July 1, 2014 – The Supreme Court decision affirming that Hobby Lobby and the family-operated manufacturer Conestoga Wood... Read More

Dr. Saundra Kennedy Joins Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Team

Monday, June 9, 2014
HUNTINGTON, Indiana, June 9, 2014 – Saundra Kennedy Ed. D., a highly respected veteran of religious education and catechesis, has joined Our... Read More

New website offers support, tools, and products for Catholic parish staff

HUNTINGTON, Indiana, September 7, 2012 -- Our Sunday Visitor has recently launched a new website specifically for parish directors of religious education, catechists, pastors, and other parish ministry staff, at www.OSVParish.com.

"The mission of the OSV Parish website is to support and advance parish catechesis through all ages and stages of parishioners' lives," stated Beth McNamara, General Manager of Our Sunday Visitor's Curriculum Division. "We have worked hard to make this site as alive and dynamic as the parish."

As a truly interactive site, OSVParish.com is designed for parish staff to direct questions to an exclusive group of national experts in sacramental preparation, adult formation, marriage prep, stewardship, religious education, and Catholic teaching. Questions can even be submitted anonymously. Experts include:

  • Anne Comeaux, former President of NCCL, Diocesan Director of Religious Education, and teacher
  • Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D., Adjunct faculty for the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College and parish catechist
  • Mike Carotta, Ph.D., former Executive Director of NCEA, catechist and Diocesan Director of Adolescent Catechesis
  • Joseph White, Ph.D., Catholic child psychologist, national speaker and author
  • Fr. Bob Hater, Professor of Pastoral and Systematic Theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio and parish pastor
  • Heidi Busse, OSV Parish Editor and long-time Director of Religious Education.

Heidi Busse, the site's editor, is also the author of the "Everyday Faith Blog," which resides at OSVParish.com. "As you click around OSVParish.com, you may notice that this site mirrors many of the facets of parish life," stated Busse in her introductory article. "We are striving for the site to be pastoral and vibrant with solid Catholic information."

OSVParish.com also includes an exhaustive resource library with hundreds of searchable articles on Catholic topics and teachings. The Catechist Help section is a collection of articles that includes teaching tips, seasonal activities, and more.

In order to build peer-to-peer relationships among the website's users it features a community forum. Registration is free, and visitors can participate in a variety of discussions of interest to parishes such as family faith formation, classroom management, catechist tips, Scripture, doctrine, and other parish related hot topics.

Through the site, parish staff or pastors can view and order any Our Sunday Visitor parish-specific products such as pamphlets, curriculum, religious education materials, formation programs, catechist training aids, family resources, and more. The secure shopping interface is designed to make the entire experience both quick and easy.

Other Our Sunday Visitor websites include OSVCurriculum.com, OSVOffertorySolutions.com, OurSundayVisitor.com, and OSV.com. Our Sunday Visitor is the world's largest English-language Catholic publisher and serves millions of Catholics globally. As a not-for-profit organization, Our Sunday Visitor returns a portion of net earnings back to the Catholic community through the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.

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