Online Catholic Church Software

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Realm serves Catholics at every level.

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Parishes love how Realm connects administration, accounting, and community in one solution.



Know more about the people in your parish. Sacraments Document spiritual life milestones. Celebrate important moments in someone’s life. Realm offers both Catholic and Protestant

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Realm Online Giving

Online Giving

Provide multiple, modern options for giving. Online Giving Accept offerings 24/7. With Realm’s online giving, you can accept one-time or recurring gifts using debit cards,

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Realm Contributions

Contribution Records

Preview(opens in a new tab) Enter contribution details quickly and accurately. Giving Dashboards Get deep insights, at a glance. You don’t always have time to

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Demonstrate solid financial discipline to your parishioners and vendors. Payroll Manage staff payroll in Realm. With Payroll added on to Realm Accounting, you’ll be able

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Religious Education


Establish pathways towards spiritual formations. Custom Pathways Create paths to growth. Whether it’s visitor follow-up, new member education, personalized discipleship, or volunteer training, Realm lets

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Realm Groups


Create more ways to connect and build relationships across your parish. Group Communication Find the right audience. Communicating with groups can be a struggle, especially

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Realm Events


It’s about more than filling seats. Administration Provide opportunities for ministry. Getting together should be simple. All you need is a time, place, and purpose.

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Realm Check In and Attendance

Check-In & Attendance

It’s as much about efficiency as it is about safety. Automatic Attendance Attendance that makes its own mark. There’s no need mark attendance when your

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PDS - Catholic Diocese Church Management Solution with Background Checks

Background Checks

Trust, but verify. It’s never been more important to know exactly who is volunteering, serving, working, and caring for your parish family. That’s why we

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Reach, engage, and disciple your congregation and online community virtually with unlimited streaming and video content. Streaming Expand your reach to an online community. Realm

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Access ministry insights when you need them most. Streaming Have a pulse on your ministry From demographics about your congregation to statistics for church health,

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Detailed insights into your ministry. Predefined Reports Generate detailed reports. When more details are needed, staff can utilize Realm’s predefined reports. From giving and accounting

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Keeping engagement front and center. Newsfeed Posts to keep your church informed. Keep your members engaged by posting to their newsfeed. Group leaders can post

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Stay connected to each other and to the ministry of your church.

Deepen relationships, celebrate milestones, boost giving, and participate in the work of the Lord. Download “Connect – Our Church Community” app for iOS or Android devices. With Realm, it’s freely available to anyone in your church. 

holding iPhone Connect App

Frequently Asked Questions

Realm is a Web application delivered through your browser, so you can log into it from practically any mobile device’s or computer’s browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). It’s the most accessible application we have ever developed and every screen automatically adjusts to the screen size you’re using.

No. To us, the term “ChMS” accurately represents the traditional church software model, and that’s not what we’re building. There are elements of a ChMS built into the foundation of Realm, but that’s only part of the big picture. Realm focuses on providing something for everyone in your church, not just the staff.

Yes! We recently released cash basis fund accounting inside Realm, just for your staff. (Accrual method coming soon!) It’s a reflection of what we’ve done for decades in the traditional software world, but we’ve added some new ideas to make it an intelligent, single-system solution for your church.

No. Realm would replace PDS. We can certainly help you weigh the differences. If you decide to switch, our team can help you make the transition and import your current data into Realm.

No. We are developing Realm as an application backed by the cloud because this is where the software industry has been heading. It’s much easier to keep the application current for users, and they can access it on virtually any device they use. The days of installed software are numbered.

No. Realm does not have all of the same features and modules of PDS, but that’s intentional. We focus the feature set around taking advantage of the cloud and have built the Realm upon new capabilities available online. However, we’re not done building, and we’ll be adding more and more over time.

It’s up to you. While we firmly believe Realm may be the product of choice for you one day, there’s no pressure to make the change today. In some cases, churches may prefer to stay with PDS if they have embedded themselves into some of the more complex abilities.

No. Realm has a private area that is effectively walled off for your church staff to use. A person has to be assigned staff access in order to see specific staff features. Alternatively, there are several community-facing features that are available for your whole church body to utilize.

Don’t see your question?

Just ask. We have a team of skilled professionals who can share what they’ve learned from working with other churches. Please reach out and let us know how we can help. Simply call 1 (800) 892-5202.

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We’ve helped thousands of parishes reach their goals, and we’d love the opportunity to hear about what you hope to accomplish next. Our real, friendly experts are standing by to help you make the best possible decision. No obligation.