Ann Arbor, MI – ParishSOFT, the nation’s fastest growing church management software company serving
Catholic churches, has partnered with the J.S. Paluch Company of Franklin Park, IL, developers of PCMS,
Arise, COMP, PREP, SMP, e-Contributions, and Parish Web Solutions products, officials from both companies
announced today. ParishSOFT, which serves a user base of more than 4,000 parishes in 170+
dioceses, is one of the fastest growing and most successful church management software companies in
the market, thanks to its powerful church software products and commitment to qualified, responsive
ParishSOFT has been providing church management software to the Catholic Church since 1998. The J.S.
Paluch Company has done the same since 1983. The alliance of these two companies makes the church software
market even stronger. J.S. Paluch’s 27 years of experience and innovation will now be combined with
ParishSOFT’s products like the ConnectNow Web applications, which offer an entirely new dimension of
interaction between Catholic churches and parishioners. Online registration and self-serve options for
church members and an accounting suite designed specifically for churches are also among the new ParishSOFT
technologies that J.S. Paluch software users will now have available to them.
In addition, ParishSOFT’s remote access to church information offers true mobility for staff, as well
as on-the-go support for ministries outside the church office. Flexible contribution statements, an
electronic sacramental registry, and integration with Microsoft® Office® are standard features in the
ParishSOFT product suite.
“We are pleased to welcome J.S Paluch software customers and look forward to supporting their ministries,”
said ParishSOFT Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mike Cusick. “J.S. Paluch’s software customers
will continue to receive technical support for their remaining contract term or six months, whichever
is longer. We will be extending a special offer to them, complete with data conversion, training, and
the full resources of our dedicated support team to help them make a smooth transition to ParishSOFT.”
Mary Prete, Vice President of Parish Services at J.S. Paluch, agrees, saying, “With this new partnership,
J.S. Paluch customers will continue to receive the fine service and support they have come to expect,
and will now have new options for managing their parish data.”
About the J.S. Paluch Company
The J.S. Paluch Company, Inc. is dedicated to supporting Catholic parishes, schools, and communities
across the United States with a variety of products and services. Founded by John S. Paluch in 1913,
the J.S. Paluch Company remains a vibrant family-owned business. They are the largest Catholic church
bulletin company in the United States, providing Catholic churches with unique support materials for
scripture study, liturgy, and formation. Their music and liturgy division, World Library Publications,
provides worship resources such as hymnals and missals to more than 10,000 churches. The J.S. Paluch
calendar division supports the work of vocations to the priesthood and religious and consecrated life
in the United States. Visit www.jspaluch.com and
www.wlpmusic.com for more information.
Founded in 1998, ParishSOFT offers a complete suite of church management software and services that
reduce administrative workload and connect the Church with staff, parishioners, and the communities
they serve.ParishSOFT continually invests in improving its software and web solutions, as well as adding
new features and products. ParishSOFT presently serves more than 4,000 parishes throughout the United
States. Visit http://www.parishsoft.com/paluch.htm
for more information.