I’ve been working with a recently merged parish in the Archdiocese of Hartford for the past year and wanted to share their new Welcome Ministry Initiative with you today. It began as a seed in the mind of one of their new parishioners who received a bulletin and envelopes upon registration and is now a full blown ministry (even in the midst of Covid-19) to welcome parishioners. One of the older gentlemen who recently received a Welcome Bag said this to his son, “I have never had a Catholic Church welcome me like this! Gifts and information delivered right to my door!”
Join me for this twice-monthly newsletter with ideas of how to Transform Your Parish! Each installment will feature ideas from parishes throughout the country (maybe even the world) that are transforming the lives of parishioners! It’s time to think outside the box, try something new, and engage parishioners in the life of Christ through our churches. My name is Katie, and I’ll be your coach! Not every event will be for everyone, but if we share our ideas, we can transform our churches and our culture one step at a time!