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Stewardship

Encourage faithful stewardship of time, talent, and treasure.

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Accept collections and appeals at any time from anywhere.

Abundant, the Catholic Parish eGiving solution in PDS, offers giving via text, mobile, online, and so much more.

Contribution history on the go.

Parishioners can view their contribution history online or in their mobile browser through the Parish Life parishioner portal.

Stewardship Guide

In addition to our personal response, we can cultivate our garden through our church and diocesan organizations and through external organizations. The U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship endorses the concept of stewardship as a faith response. As we make a commitment to a faith response, we also must have tools to help with the practical implementation of stewardship programs.

Enhance your stewardship with the PDS User’s Guide for Stewardship, a comprehensive plan that includes a variety of time, talent, and treasure reports to help you plan, implement, and analyze your stewardship campaigns.

Track gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

Stewardship isn’t simply money, which is why PDS Church Office gives you the tools needed to track more than funds, such as talents, ministries, and time pledges.

Manage your finances responsibly.

Financial management calls for a full accounting and payroll solution designed specifically for the needs of your parish including financial reports, income and expense statements, and a visual chart of accounts.

DioView

Streamline financial reporting between parishes and dioceses.

Combining a reporting tool for parishes with an application for the Diocese to receive and consolidate the reports for easy review and analysis, PDS DioView™ is essential to the operation of a healthy diocese.

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Analytics, Maps, Reports, and More

Run your membership data against different community reports, like demographics, beliefs, religious affiliations, households, population, and more.

Pastoral Care

Lead your parish with effective ministry tools.

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Never forget small details.

Record comments for individuals and families including emergency contacts, medical alerts, or restricted pastoral comments. Limit comment access to only the users you choose.

Stay connected outside parish walls.

View a map for directions and important contact and family information when visiting parishioners. Plus, contacting a parishioner is one click away through the Parish Life portal.

Manage Catechist Formation.

Track the progress of those sharing in the teaching ministry of the Church, including each catechist’s schedule, contact information, certifications, ministries, talents, background check results, and other vital details.

Media & Communications

Engage everyone in your ministry.

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Connect with the right audience.

Build your lists of contacts and mail letters or send a quick message through email or text. Plus, print the list of recipients to view those you may need to call instead.

Relieve stress and costs of bulk mailing.

By CASS certifying your bulk mail, you remove the hassle of keeping up with ever-changing postal requirements while qualifying for postal rate discounts. Optional NCOA tracking lets you know when parishioners have moved.

Build deeper connections throughout the week.

Parish life doesn’t happen strictly inside the walls of your church. Give your parishioners ways to connect and contribute through the Parish Life parishioner portal.

We partner with Constant Contact® so you can build and maintain email lists for your parish. You’ll have the benefits of using your email contacts from your PDS programs and the customization options in Constant Contact to create the most effective email communications branded for your parish. 

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Communicate what’s going on.

Make sure people know what’s happening, when, and where. Print calendars for each facility resource, upload events to Google Calendar, and take your calendars online with no design experience needed.

Create a virtual front door to your parish.

Our easy-to-use solution allows you to build a professional website that reflects the branding of your parish and easily share information about your ministries.

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Analytics, Maps, Reports, and More

Run your membership data against different community reports, like demographics, beliefs, religious affiliations, households, population, and more.

Liturgy & Worship

Plan masses and share them with the virtual world.

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Schedule and track masses and ministers.

Our solution for scheduling masses gives you the flexibility to schedule every detail for each mass, manage minister assignments and preferences, and communicate minister schedules.

Encourage stewardship of talents.

Document your parishioners’ talents and connect them with ministries in which they fit, such as Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and more.

Remove the hassle of hand-written intentions.

No more searching through pages of handwritten intentions. Instead, record and view Mass intentions and details such as the purpose of the intention, whom it’s given by, and stipend amount.

Faith Formation

Nurture the most important part of someone’s life.

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Cultivate faith in the next generation.

Better manage, lead, and grow your religious education programs with a solution built for tracking student progress, handling tuition and fees, and providing online registration.

Never miss important spiritual milestones.

Celebrate the events that have shaped your parishioners’ faith by tracking and managing sacraments.

Take the chaos out of ministry scheduling.

Our flexible and customizable solution for scheduling masses allows your administrator to establish preferences and adjust for conflicts.

Protect those you care about.

Have confidence in the people serving at your parish. It only takes a couple minutes, and the information is critical to your mission.

Children & Youth

Create an environment where kids flourish.

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Better manage religious education programs.

Organize student and family information, quickly see who is enrolled in each class/session, and coordinate large amounts of financial data from tuition and fees to contributions and fundraising. Start the new year more easily with Online Registration.

Track student and family sacraments.

Create a searchable electronic database of all your sacramental records. Enter student and family sacrament information including where sacraments occur and who performed them.  Print certificates and notification letters to the church of baptism..

Provide a safe environment for students.

Give parents peace of mind and protect your parish’s sensitive information by ordering background checks and maintaining screening history.

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Administration

Equip your parish administrator with the tools they need.

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Better manage your parish information.

Empower your parish administrator with tools to track parishioner and family information including personal, contact details, ministries/talents, and so much more. Manage your records, contributions, background checks, and attendance.  Dashboards provide quick snapshots of your data.

Help put names to faces.

Everyone in your parish can manage their own personal and family profiles, including their privacy settings so they know who can see what information, delivering a parish directory that’s never out of print.

Store sacramental information for quick access.

Store and display sacramental information in a format similar to your physical registers while also including volumes and page numbers to quickly locate information in those physical registers when needed. Print certificates and notification letters to the church of baptism.

Manage your finances responsibly.

Maintain your parish’s financial records, prepare budget information, run payroll, and generate detailed reports with a full accounting solution built for your parish.

DioOffice

Know and interact with your parishes through DioOffice™.

Maintain up-to-date records, manage funds, campaigns, and appeals, and establish effective communication with your parishes using PDS Church Office and DioOffice.

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Send bulk mail with ease.

PDS CASS It! provides your administration office with the tools to CASS certify mailing addresses to meet US Postal requirements for address verification while saving you money and helping take the confusion out of ever-changing requirements for postal rate discounts.

Schedule rooms and equipment efficiently.

Simplify the most complex scheduling processes, eliminate conflicts, track and manage facility fees, and maintain regular communication with facility users. Plus, publish your event calendar to keep your parishioners and guests informed.

Schedule details for each Mass.

Easily coordinate and assign ministers for various functions at weekend or daily liturgies. PDS Ministry Scheduler is a customizable solution for scheduling masses, allowing the administrator to establish preferences and adjust for conflicts.

Take your virtual presence to the next level.

Build a professional, user-friendly website using pre-formatted templates with pages for each area of your parish and images that best represent your ministry.

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Greek Orthodox

Parish Data System is the top software solution for parish membership, stewardship, management, and financial accounting needs.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Bridging ministry and technology to the Greek Orthodox Church, her parishes, metropolises, and Archdiocese.

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has worked with Parish Data System to provide software solutions for parish membership, stewardship, management, and financial accounting needs. Ledger is also available and comes preloaded with the National Chart of Accounts, and a separate sample database module, allowing for “what-if” scenarios without affecting your actual data.

Frequently Asked Questions

How did PDS adapt Church Office for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese?

We’ve included many Orthodox features and continue to develop the program. Here’s what we’ve incorporated:
• Set Up: We provide a specific Orthodox option during setup. 
• Database: When setting up the program the first time many tables are pre-populated with data specifically for Orthodox churches. This includes every feast day celebrated in the parishes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. 
• Email/Phones: Phones/Email screen renamed to Communications and includes links for Facebook, Twitter, and blog.
• Member Communication: Member Quick Communication report allows you to send text messages and emails to members, students, catechists, and teachers.
• Dates: PDS supports approximate dates and new date formats. Full dates, month and year, year only, month only.
• Relationships: The Relationships screen allows you to link related families and members together. For existing families/members, link families/members not in the database, Similar to Contacts. Tracks multigenerational families, and is also a solution for how to handle Godparent/Godchildren relationships, grandparents, and children in divorced/separated situations. 
• Import: Enhanced import processes enable you to import family, member, ministry, sacramental, and contribution information.
• Funds: The Funds Used menu is grouped by fund for easier selecting when you have many old fund periods.
• Member Memorials: Track memorials with ease; send thank you letters to contributors and get a list of contributors for the family.
• License/Sacraments: Select Metropolis from a list of choices on License and Sacrament Place Names and Address screens.
• Reports: Listing Reports that support voting procedures so your parish can comply with election rules, member in good standing letter, and others.
• Email: Use the “Email is Unlisted” check box so you can omit the selected email address from any reports created for external use.
• Sacraments: Select a Saint Name from a predefined list of choices. Manage and maintain data for Chrismations, Memorials, Ecclesiastical Divorces, and others.

How does PDS support my Time, Talent, and Treasure Stewardship initiative? 

We believe it is part of our ministry to help you use technology to minister to your Parish. For this purpose, we have developed a process for evangelizing your local community through Stewardship. We have included worksheets, reports, sample letters, labels, payment booklets, in short, the ideas to help you use the information you have in PDS Church Office to initiate or enhance a Ministry and Stewardship campaign for those enrolled at your church. PDS takes you from the beginning of your Stewardship campaign through goal reporting and progress reports.

How does my parish receive training? 

Training is available via a variety of methods including: 
• Online self-paced videos
• Webinar training, one to one, or group

Can I continue to use my QuickBooks program? 

Yes, you can continue to use QuickBooks or you can use PDS Ledger. Quick posting process of payments and donations from PDS Church Office will generate a file that can be imported into either QuickBooks or PDS Ledger. PDS Ledger is in full production and available to all of our parishes.

Can data from my current program be converted to PDS Church Office? 

Yes, your data will be converted and migrated from your current program to PDS Church Office.

What more can I look forward to? 

The program continues to evolve, and new modules are being released as we continue to work together.

What options are available for a church looking for an online solution accessed through a web browser?

Check out Realm, our modern cloud solution for churches and their members.

Contact us when you’re ready to continue the conversation.

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Serving the Church together.

Catholic Dioceses Church Management Solutions

By working together, we can create more opportunities for ministry.

Diocesan Office Staff

Not only do we equip your parishes with the best tools, we enable your diocesan staff to coordinate the flow of information in a standardized way. When there's consistency with how your churches capture information, there can be consistency with how that information is reported.

Local Parishes

Parishes are on the front lines of ministry, and it's important to make sure they have the tools and resouces to accomplish their mission. That's why Catholic dioceses turn to us for both our cloud-connected church management software and our large team of knowledgable support and consulting personnel.

Our Team

We have hundreds of dedicated support and consulting personnel who specialize in answering your questions quickly and accurately to help achieve your ministry goals. Your staff or local churches can reach our team via our 24/7 online help center, email, toll-free phone, or even personalized on-site visits.

Partners in the Great Commission

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

– Matthew 28:19-20, NABRE

Love. Lead. Protect. Support.

PDS - Catholic Dioceses Church Management Solution

PDS™ has been used in dioceses for nearly 30 years.

Diocesan offices operate as information hubs, sending information to and receiving information from its organizations. By standardizing your parishes on Parish Data System, you can automate the exchange of up-to-date family and financial information between your diocese and your parishes. Spend less time on administration and more time on decision-making.

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Connect Them All

Give all of your parishes one tool to manage data and connect back to your diocese.

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