The Christmas Mass is a joyous time that will require special care and preparation this year as will our year-end giving strategies. Today, we welcome special guests Fr. Ron Bagley and Msgr. Louis Marucci to discuss creative ways to plan for a fulfilling liturgical experience in your parish this Christmas, and the importance of year-end giving to a healthy parish budget.
Rev. Ron Bagley, CJM, Pastor, St. Patrick Catholic Community, Carlsbad, California
Fr. Bagley has been an ordained priest for 43 years and a member of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudist Fathers). He has also worked for many years in the formation of lay and ordained ministers, including 12 years in the Philippines. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree focusing on empowering shared ministry in parishes.
Rev. Msgr. Louis A. Marucci, D.Min., Pastor, St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Msgr. Marucci has been an ordained priest for 33 years and holds four Masters Degrees and a Doctorate in Ministry. His areas of specialty are in the fields of Medical Moral Theology, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Planning, Operational Administration, and Philanthropy & Development.