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Membership Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What comes with membership?

Are you a Catholic clergy-member, administrator, bulletin editor, or group leader looking for ways to engage your parishioners or group members? Try our inspiring and engaging Catholic reflections! Sign up for a membership and download printable reflections on the Sunday Mass readings each month. Share the love of Jesus Christ by encouraging others to reflect on Holy Scripture and relate it to their own lives.

Membership Perks:

Access to Our Member Portal to Download Content
License for Unlimited Printing for Your Parish
Pre-Designed PDFs for Each Sunday, including:

——Insightful Reflection on the Mass Readings
——Readings List for the Upcoming Week
——Questions for Personal Reflection and Faith Sharing

Text-Only Versions for Easy Copy/Pasting into Your Bulletin
Spanish Reflections
Frequent Freebies and Discounts on Additional Content
We are Adding MORE for Members All the Time!

How can I use these reflections?

As a member, you will be able to use the reflections in a variety of ways. You get to choose, as long as you comply with our Simple Licensing Policy and do not post them online except when embedded in a parish bulletin.

Most use the reflections in their parish bulletin, either as an insert, printed as a page, or copied-and-pasted into the file before printing. Your membership will be for unlimited print, so feel free to get creative:

Bulletin Reflections
Bulletin Inserts
Handouts
Study Groups
RCIA/OCIA
Faith Formation Classes
Catholic Schools
Homeschool
Vacation Bible School
And More!

How much does membership cost?

We currently have three pricing options:

$150/year (save $15 per year over the monthly rate) – This is our most popular plan.
$39.25/three months (save $8 per year over the monthly rate)
$13.75/month (pay as you go and cancel any time)

See more details about our membership plans.

How do I access my reflections once I sign up for membership?

After you sign up, please allow 1-2 business days for us to email you with account registration instructions. If you don’t receive the email, first check your spam or junk folder and then contact us if you don’t see it.

After you register your account and are approved, log in to your account and you will automatically be directed to the Sunday Reflections – Member Portal page, where you can download your content by clicking on the download links. If you are already logged in, visit the Sunday Reflections page at catholicdr.com/member-portal.

Once you click the download links, the files will be saved to your device, usually in the Downloads folder. Alternatively, you can right click (or control+click on a Mac) and choose “Save link as” to choose where to save your content.

I can’t use these in my bulletin. How else can I use the reflections?

One option is to print these out and place them in your narthex or gathering area for people to pick up on their way out of Mass. You can also use them as group study material for RCIA/OCIA, faith formation classes, vacation Bible school, Spanish ministries, or Catholic schools.

Don’t forget, your license would be for unlimited printing for your parish, so feel free to get creative in how you use them. Does your parish have an agency for helping the poor in your community? Maybe they could use the inspiration, too.

Who can sign up for membership?

The short answer is: anyone! However, our simple licensing policy states that you will have unlimited printing for one parish because we typically serve parishes. Those who tend to sign up are priests, deacons, bulletin editors, religious education directors, parish secretaries, Spanish ministry coordinators, ministry/bible study leaders, or Catholic school administrators.

If you want to sign up for a membership to access our reflections for non-parish use – like for a homeschool group, your own Bible study group, or even just for yourself! – you are also welcome here. We only ask that you do not share the reflections beyond a single parish or group. Please contact us if you want to request special permission for any other type of use not listed here.

Do you offer a free trial?

Yes! If you are considering signing up for a membership, we offer a no-obligation free trial so that you can try out our member portal and reflections before agreeing to pay. No credit card is required – just an email address that you will use as your login username.

Can I see samples of the reflections before signing up?

Yes! We have samples of the pre-designed inserts available on our website. If you want to access the member portal and download the current reflections to try out in your parish before committing to a membership, please sign up for a free trial.

What is your licensing policy?

Generally, it says that your membership is for unlimited printing for one parish. Please do not share our content online, except when it’s embedded in your parish bulletin. See our Simple Licensing Policy for more details.

Can I share membership content online?

Per our simple licensing policy, we require that you do not share the reflections online unless they’re embedded in your parish bulletin. This prevents potential theft of our intellectual property by online scammers. Thank you for doing your part to help and protect us!

Can I use membership content for more than one parish?

A membership license is for one parish only, per our Simple Licensing Policy, however you would have unlimited printing, so feel free to use your membership resources for multiple ministries. However, if you serve more than one parish and want to make a special request, please contact us and we will consider it.

Please do not share the reflections beyond your parish or online without special written permission from us. Thank you for helping to protect our intellectual property!

Do you offer refunds?

Due to the digital nature of our content, our general policy is not to offer refunds. However, please reach out to us if you have any issues and we will do our best to resolve them and decide on a case-by-case basis if a refund would be appropriate.

If you are still considering signing up for a membership, we offer a no-obligation free trial so that you can try out our member portal and reflections before agreeing to pay. No credit card is required – just an email address that you will use as your login username.

Current Members

How do I access my reflections?

Log in to your account and you will automatically be directed to the Sunday Reflections – Member Portal page, where you can download your content by clicking on the download links. If you are already logged in, visit the Sunday Reflections page at catholicdr.com/member-portal.

Once you click the download links, the files will be saved to your device, usually in the Downloads folder. Alternatively, you can right click (or control+click on a Mac) and choose “Save link as” to choose where to save your content.

I don’t have room for these in my bulletin anymore. How else can I use these reflections?

One option is to print these out and place them in your narthex or gathering area for people to pick up on their way out of Mass. You can also use them as group study material for RCIA/OCIA, faith formation classes, vacation Bible school, Spanish ministries, or Catholic schools.

Don’t forget, your license is for unlimited printing for your parish, so feel free to get creative in how you use them. Does your parish have an agency for helping the poor in your community? Maybe they could use the inspiration, too.

I haven’t been getting the reflections emailed to me anymore. Why?

We no longer provide the reflections via email because our emails were getting sent to spam/junk folders and, sadly, we have very little control over that problem. Spam filters are constantly evolving to prevent scammers from getting to you.

We built this portal so that you can easily log in and download your reflections at any time after they are published on the 15th of each month. You no longer have to wait to hear from us. Just bookmark the page/add it to your favorites, or remember to go to www.catholicdr.com/login, to log in each month.

We still send reminders at least once a month via our Mailchimp email account. If you’re not receiving those emails, there are a few things you can try: contact us to make sure we have the correct email address for you, add listadmin@catholicdr.com to your email contacts or whitelist (ask your IT/computer person for help, if needed), and check your spam or junk folder. Sometimes you can mark the email sender as “not junk”.

How do I cancel my membership?

We would be sorry to see you go! If you have any complaints, please contact us so we can try to make it right.

To cancel, you can either 1) log in to your PayPal account, navigate to your subscription, and cancel it, or 2) contact us and request that we cancel your membership.

Since memberships are pre-paid, you will continue to have access to your content until your membership ends and will not be charged to renew.

How can I get a refund?

Due to the digital nature of our content, our general policy is not to offer refunds. However, please reach out to us if you have any issues and we will do our best to resolve them and decide on a case-by-case basis if a refund would be appropriate.

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Feedback from a study group in Florida

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Which PowerPoint Presentations cover what Sacraments?

An overview of all 7 sacraments is in the PPT
"The Nature and Function of the Church".

PLUS: The sacraments are also covered in the following PPTs:

Baptism - The Call to Discipleship
& it's further developed in
1. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
2. The Creed
3. Mission of the Redeemer

Eucharist - Christ's True Presence in the Mass
& it's further developed in
1. Life in Jesus
2. Who's Who in the Catholic Church
3. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
4. The Creed

Confirmation - The Sacrament of Confirmation
& it's further developed in
1. Salvation History
2. The Nicene Creed

Reconciliation - Confession: Sacrament of Healing
& it's further developed in
1. Who's Who in the Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick is covered primarily in
The Nature and Function of the Church

Holy Orders - Who's Who in the Catholic Church
& it's further developed in
1. Christ's True Presence in the Mass

Marriage is touched on in The Call to Discipleship