Founder Ana Villamil Kelly ‘82 calls it a “one-stop shop for finding excellent Catholic resources.” The former associate director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops launched ActiveParishioner.com because of requests she frequently received while working at the bishops’ conference. “People wanted to know how to make better sense of specific events in their lives from a faith perspective,” she says. “I realized that there was no central location for Catholics to find the many wonderful resources that exist.”
The continually updated website includes daily Mass readings and meditations; the latest Catholic news; a calendar of national Catholic conferences and gatherings; a listing of all U.S. bishops and dioceses; and a blog covering various issues. “The website focuses on key questions and challenges that people experience,” Kelly notes.