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Today's Parish Minister Restores Title to Today's Parish

New London, CT, December 17, 2009 --( Today's Parish Minister magazine, published by the Bayard Magazine Group, will become Today's Parish magazine, effective with the January/February 2010 issue. The return to the publication's former title comes as the result of an extensive reader survey conducted in August 2009.

"Even before the survey launched, we wondered if the magazine was reaching volunteer leaders," said Nick Wagner, editor of Today's Parish. "Almost two-thirds of readers surveyed thought the original title would be more meaningful to the parish volunteers. Recognizing that progress often means returning to your roots; we are restoring the name to Today's Parish."

Other survey responses resulted in the change of the magazine's subtitle to "The #1 Resource for Pastors, Ministers, and Volunteers." According to Wagner, the revised subtitle clarifies the core audience supported by the magazine's content."

The content of the publication will stay largely the same, with features and columns on faith formation, liturgy tips, new models for ministry, and more. Acknowledging a need for more online resources, a Today's Parish blog has been launched as a companion to the print publication (

To see more results from the reader survey, visit

About Today's Parish
Today's Parish is published six times per year (September-April) by the Bayard Magazine Group. and covers topics such as evangelization, stewardship, liturgy, RCIA, faith formation, Catholic social teaching, and evolving models of ministry. Every issue of Today's Parish offers ideas and inspiration to help foster a vibrant, faith-filled parish community.

About Bayard U.S.
Bayard, U.S. is a division of Bayard, a Catholic global communications ministry with more than 100 periodicals in Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. The Catholic congregation of the Augustinians of the Assumption has been Bayard's unique shareholder for the past 130 years.

Bayard U.S. has three divisions: 1) Bayard Magazine Group - New London, Connecticut, which publishes Catholic Digest, Living with Christ, God's Word Today, Today's Parish, Religion Teacher's Journal, and Exploring the Sunday Readings; 2) Twenty-Third Publications - New London, Connecticut, which publishes books, programs, and multimedia for pastors, parish staff and pastoral leaders and 3) Creative Communications for the Parish - St. Louis, Missouri, which publishes Living Faith magazine and other devotional resources as well as products that enhance liturgical worship for both Catholic and protestant parishes. For more information, visit or call 800-321-0411.

Contact Information
Amy Wiseman
800-321-0411 ext 114

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