Open Parish is an initiative to improve parish websites and online presences.

Making Things Better

Open Parish encompasses some technologies, some ideas, and some tools you can use to make your websites, your social media presences, and your communication better.

Projects and Initiatives

  • OpenChurch – a Drupal distribution that can be used to help a parish (Catholic or otherwise) quickly set up a fully-featured website.
  • Parish Bulletin – module for Drupal websites to help with bulletin management and display on your website.
  • Parish Calendar – module for Drupal websites to help with calendar display and event management and promotion.
  • Parish Info – module for Drupal websites to integrate individual parish data or diocesan-level parish data into an Open Parish Data directory (still in development).
  • Parish Theme – a Drupal theme built specifically for Catholic parishes, compatible with the OpenChurch distribution, that allows color customization.


Here are some of the websites that have been built using Open Parish tools and resources: