Sometimes transformation happens when you implement a big, hard to do, but completely worthwhile initiative. Sometimes it happens when you just turn to one another and say “how can I pray for you today?”
If we want to incorporate new people into the community, then we need to think outside the box. If we always do what we’ve always done we’ll always get the same results we’ve always had. Think outside the box!
How are we re-purposing buildings and land we are no longer using for community outreach? What if we did something new? What if we did something no one’s ever done before?
Are the saints real for your parish or are they just those statues that were once celebrated but now blend into the church wall? What are you doing to keep the saints alive for your people? Are the saints alive for you? Or just someone you ask for help finding a lost item (thanks Anthony) or a parking spot (Polycarp always hears me)!
It’s Spring and that means it’s time for playing outside, going for walks, and enjoying the park! What if your parish planned a “pets in the park” afternoon?
I love when an article online perfectly articulates what I’ve been thinking but can’t figure out how to say. Tom does this in a recent Aleteia article about millennials and Catholic parishes. What to do and what not to do, and it’s not what you think!