The Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport Selects ParishSOFT for its Church Management Solution

Parishes will utilize the web-based ParishSOFT Family Suite church management solution for secure, easy-to-use management of parishioner and church data

Patricia Krause, ParishSOFT Project Coordinator (seated) and Maribell Rauccio, Administrative Assistant, from the Diocese of Bridgeport

Ann Arbor, MI – ParishSOFT announced today that the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport is transitioning all parishes to the company’s web-based Family Suite software. With 82 parishes and over 410,000 parishioners, it was essential that the chosen solution provide secure management of the family and member records. With the adoption of Family Suite the diocese will be empowered by real-time data, providing accurate, on-demand information to support parishes; manage staff and organizations; and power ministry, evangelization and appeals efforts.

Patricia Krause, Parish Finance Services Project Coordinator at the Diocese of Bridgeport, noted the importance of the company’s software delivering accurate parish information instantly to diocesan and parish staff members. Says Krause, “We made the decision to switch to ParishSOFT Family Suite so the diocese and our parishes can have a progressive common, shared technology platform to assist in our ministry. Being able to securely access the ParishSOFT web-based software from any device with Internet access will be a big plus for our diocesan and parish staff.”

Dioceses across the country continue to place their trust in ParishSOFT. Earlier this year, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, the Diocese of Birmingham, the Diocese of La Crosse, and the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux purchased ParishSOFT Family Suite for their parishes. Additionally, the Diocese of Corpus Christi decided to move their diocesan staff over to Diocesan Development Manager, which connects appeals and capital campaigns with the diocese’s database of families and members.  This will allow diocesan staff in Corpus Christi to run strategic, targeted appeals from a common, integrated, and standards compliant software platform.

“The heart of ParishSOFT’s mission is to further the work of the Catholic Church and better serve our customers,” stated Paul K. Knickelbein, General Manager at ParishSOFT. He continued, “We have been blessed this year to see increased adoption of both the ParishSoft Family Suite and the Diocesan Development Manager, helping our diocesan and parish customers better serve and connect with their parishioners.”

The ParishSOFT advantage has also won over numerous individual parishes in 2018.  In the city of Greenwell Springs in Louisiana, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church chose ParishSOFT Family Suite due to our strong focus on the Catholic Church with software solutions that offer a single database which included Religious Education. After initially using and evaluating other competitors, it became apparent they needed a better solution which offered both time-tested modules and included Religious Education. In the end, ParishSOFT was the best fit to meet the needs of their Catholic church.

Product enhancements and Catholic-centric features have continued to make ParishSOFT the preferred web-based solution for the company’s growing list of customers, which includes over 9,000 parishes in 185 arch/dioceses.

About ParishSOFT
Since 1998, ParishSOFT has been committed to providing the highest quality church management software for Catholic Churches throughout the world. Today, ParishSOFT is part of the Ministry Brands Family and offers mobile church management and accounting systems – including ParishSOFT Family Suite, ParishSOFT Accounting Suite, and ParishSOFT Diocesan Suite – in more than 9,000 parishes in 185 arch/dioceses. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we empower Catholic churches with the technology and service they need to achieve their missions. For more information, visit

About Ministry Brands
Ministry Brands is the leading provider of SaaS platforms for churches, parachurch ministries, and other faith-based organizations in the United States and Canada, serving more than 90,000 customers. Under the leadership of a kingdom-driven management team, the company seeks to equip the 21st century church with technology that allow pastors, church executives, technology professionals, and administrators to carry out their Biblical mission with excellence, reverence, and efficiency. Ministry Brands suite of solutions includes church management, giving, mobile applications, website development, background checks, content, and messaging. For more information, visit

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