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We have some exciting news for our incredible PDS clients.

Introducing Realm

It's a new day for Catholic church software.

These days "software" doesn't look like what it used to. Most of it has moved online, but it continues to evolve really fast. The format of traditional software just can't keep up, so we set out to see what could be possible for Catholic parishes using the latest mobile and online technologies. We developed Realm, and we're excited about how we are customizing it to fit the specific needs of our faithful PDS clients and prospective Catholic parishes and Dioceses.

  • Mobile


  • 100% Online

    100% Online

  • Rapid Development

    Rapid Development

  • Easy to Use

    Easy to Use

  • Pay as You Go

    Pay as You Go

We're moving forward without leaving anyone behind.

Realm serves Catholic parishes now and into the future.

We're excited about what the future holds, and we want to continue to walk this path together. Realm® is designed to be your all-in-one parish ministry solution. It includes essential administrative abilities like you'd find in PDS™, but it also provides the ability to engage your whole parish and share important statistics with your Diocese.

  • Parishioner Profiles

    Your parish staff can manage all profile information, define custom fields, associate family members, and track sacraments.

  • Religious Education

    Use Realm's groups, pathways, events, and sacraments to guide and progress the spiritual formation of the people in your parish.

  • Integrated Accounting

    Manage financial data using Realm's integrated chart of account system to track transactions, set budgets, pay invoices, and run reports.

  • Online Giving

    Assigned staff can set up funds, enter batch contributions, view reports, and send out statements via email or mail.

  • Sacramental Tracking

    Select which sacraments you want to track, print baptismal certificates, and easily migrate your existing sacramental data to Realm.

  • Online Events

    People can self-register, RSVP on the Connect mobile app, invite lists of people, and coordinate all the little details.

  • Groups

    Define your ministry areas and then create small groups, build teams, and assign leaders under the oversight of a specific ministry area.

  • Communication

    Communicate more efficiently with parish-wide announcements, targeted emails, group posts, and direct messages.

  • Reporting

    Realm provides the data points that matter and gives you flexibility to discover the insights that will impact your ministry.

Realm is ready when you are.

Connect your parish like never before.

PDS is still a solid solution for parishes. We're not trying to talk anyone out of it. But whether you are a PDS client or a prospective church feeling the itch to move to something modern and new, Realm is the natural choice. It's 100% online and offers a handy mobile app for your entire parish to use, from staff to guest.

    • Shared Mobile Experience

      Everyone in your parish can deepen their involvement and build stronger relationships using the mobile app.

    • Connected Back-end

      The mobile experience connects to Realm's administrative back-end, so everything stays in sync all the time.

    • Rapid Development

      New features, updates, and/or improvements are automatically released just about every other week.

    • Easy to Use

      Sure, all apps claim this, but it's what our churches tell us they love most. It's simple, intuitive, and covers what you need.

    • Pay as You Go

      The traditional church management software model has changed. Simply subscribe for what you use, and manage your account at will.

    • Multiple Security Levels

      It's as important to us as it is to you: transactions are secure (e.g. giving, registration payments), staff accounts require special permissions, and important features can be controlled.

The next best thing to a live demo is a pre-recorded one.

Join Paul Goldsworthy (your PDS & Realm expert) for a guided tour of Realm.

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Frequently Asked Questions

"Realm has given us the opportunity to invite more people into our ministry's conversation. No longer is information available
to only a select few. Staff, congregants, and lay leaders can use Realm anytime, anywhere. One of our deacons recently
commented. 'I don't know how we did ministry before Realm!'"

- Vanessa, River Forest, IL

  • Let's get the conversation started.

    Send us your contact details, and we'll contact you to go over all the exciting benefits of Realm.

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