The staff of CatholicShop.com feels that this site is a gift from God, and an opportunity to evangelize and share the beauty of the Catholic faith with the world.
To fully understand what we mean, here are the main tenets on which we built and continue to operate this website.
For a Catholic, discerning one's vocation is the most important part of life. The time comes when a Catholic must ask the big question: What is God's purpose for my life? Some become priests. Some get married. Some embark in lifelong careers.
For the CatholicShop.com staff, our collective vocation is this website. It's a career, business and ministry all wrapped up in one.
CatholicShop.com is a labor of love. Our Catholic faith is the driving force behind everything we do. We are fully aware that being Catholic is more than just claiming to be affiliated with a particular organization. It's not a social club. It's not a political organization. It's not even a church... it's THE Church.
Together, as Catholics, we are part of a rich, storied heritage founded by Jesus himself, a Church of wonders and miracles, an incubator for prophets, saints and extraordinary people who sought to change the world for the betterment of all. Thanks to the gifts of the Catholic Church, the world has been graced by people like St. Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Benedict, and multitudes more.
CatholicShop.com wants to help you immerse yourself in your faith, and we are here to provide a wide range of spiritual "accessories" to help you do that.
We are thrilled to have been given this vocation, but we also understand the responsibility that comes with it. We know we are called to be more than just an online store. We are also called to be a ministry, with the goal of making the world a better place.
It is said, "To those who have been given much, much will be required." As Catholics who have been given the fullness of truth, it is easy to conclude that God requires more of us in our lives. Have we been good examples to others, especially to non-Catholics? Have we been kind to everyone, forgiven everyone, and loved our enemies? We are all human, and God's love, thankfully, is immeassurable. CatholicShop.com is your source for tangible enhancements to your faith, products that will help you on this arduous but rewarding "pilgrim's journey" that we call life.
We have a simple mission: to offer a huge selection of the world's finest and most unique Catholic products at affordable prices, and to deliver those products to our customers quickly, cheaply, and with a beaming "virtual smile."
We are happy people, happy to be running a business we love, and happy to help our customers find the perfect Catholic gift or devotional item. That's why we do what we do! Our happiness will be evident in every order you make, in every package you receive, and in every interaction you experience with our customer support staff, whether through email or by phone.
If we ever fail to meet your expectations, please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our managers will address the situation with your happiness and continued business as the primary goal. After all, CatholicShop.com is here to be YOUR online Catholic superstore, not ours! Without you, we would not exist, so believe us when we say that we truly appreciate your business. Thank you!
Shipping Monday through Friday from warehouses that are strategically located in different parts of the country, CatholicShop.com is able to offer amazingly affordable shipping prices on every order.
CatholicShop.com uses a unique pick-and-choose approach to shipping, designed to give our customers the best prices and the fastest transit times. Depending on the items you order, our warehouse staff will weigh the shipping options between USPS, UPS and FedEx. Your order will ship with the best option.
Every shipment is automatically insured, so you will never have to pay for an order or shipment that is not received. If an order goes missing, we don't even wait for the insurance to come through before sending a replacement or giving you a refund. We do it right away.
The Internet is constantly changing, and CatholicShop.com strives to stay up to date on the latest technologies. By doing so, we ensure that our customers enjoy the best user experience possible.
The current version of CatholicShop.com is what's known as a responsive design, which means that the site changes to fit whatever device you use to access it, whether it's your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone! Unlike most websites which require a separate "mobile site" for customers who log on with their mobile devices, our customers can access the same version of CatholicShop.com with ANY device.
Our site also utilizes the latest security technology to ensure that your data is always safe. From our premium SSL Certificate to our PCI-compliant payment processing, our customers sleep well at night knowing that their personal information is secure.
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Thank you for shopping at CatholicShop.com!