"Random online searches can lead an inquiring Catholic into a sea of misinformation about the Faith. It is such a relief to be able to refer parishioners to Parish WebStore, an all-encompassing site that connects them to authentically Catholic resources and products that I trust!"
- Fr. Christopher P. DiTomo, Diocese of Rockford
Parish WebStore, LLC (PWS) is an online resource and retail store which provides a large array of faith-filled goods and resources, and further promote the Church’s call to evangelization by all of its members.
Parish Webstore, LLC has partnered with numerous trusted organizations to bring you the highest quality products and information on the web. You have our commitment that all materials are in accord with the teachings and tradition of our Bishops, the Holy Father and the Catholic Church. Some valuable items in the store are not from Catholic sources, such as books by C.S. Lewis, for example, but are edifying in their content, and not opposed to Catholic teaching. Should you happen to find anything of concern, we encourage you to report it, and we will have it reviewed.
There are many great Catholic organizations throughout the world, and our desire is to bring them all together in one place to help each person wherever they are in their faith journey. In addition, because of PWS' business model your purchases help the vendors continue to grow their ministries. Parish WebStore is Catholic owned and operated.
Overall Mission Statement:
To be the best Catholic online retailer and resource for the purpose of educating and drawing people closer to Christ while benefiting the parishes and our vendors.
The 3-Part Mission Statement
- Social Mission –The place to draw people closer to Christ – To further the Church’s mission of evangelization by serving parishes and the greater Catholic community, connecting them to a wide variety of educational and spiritually-enriching products and resources.
- Product Mission – The place to shop – Genuine Catholic online sales in the marketplace. Unlike some online sources, Parish WebStore offers a completely confident one-stop shop for Catholic products through a trusted source that works completely in support of the Church’s mission, offering no products that undermine this mission through products and donations that oppose Catholic Faith or morals.
- Economic Mission – To help parishes economically while offering the best products and resources to parishioners. Parish WebStore contributes a percentage of every purchase back to parishes and other Catholic organizations that place a link to Parish WebStore on their websites. In addition, Parish WebStore was built to help Catholic Vendors. A much greater percentage is returned to our vendor partners to help them reinvest in their organizations versus what they receive from online secular companies.
Our Patron Saints and Blesseds:
||St. Homobonus – The patron saint of businesses. We strive to follow his example by asking for guidance in our work, so that we may prosper by choosing virtue over avarice. His feast day is November 13th.
||Blessed Pope John Paul ll -"The new evangelization," according to John Paul II, "is not a matter of merely passing on doctrine but rather of a personal and profound meeting with the Savior.”
The purpose of the Parish WebStore is to assist and support Pope John Paul II’s call to evangelize to bring all to a personal and profound relationship with Jesus Christ. Our desire is to assist this mission by providing a website where everyone can find a product line to meet this need.
||Blessed Mother Teresa – As Mother Teresa explained, she said she heard, “a call within a call.” Her work was a total gift of herself in an effort to know and meet the needs of the poor and sick, bringing Christ to all she met, whatever the circumstances.