The Middle of the Pew

It is always good to get positive feedback and encouragement. Every weekend, it is not uncommon for a visitor (friend of parishioner, cruise ship travelers, etc.) to make a point to mention “What a welcoming and friendly parish you have.”

Being a welcoming church is never a “one -and-done” endeavor. There are lots of things that go into creating a warm and inviting parish. The cover of our weekly bulletin has a welcome message. The 9 a.m. Sunday Mass has a nascent Greeters Ministry. Folks with name tags and blue ribbons identify them as greeters. They are the first voice of welcome the folks hear and they are often the ombudsman for questions and information. If this is a ministry you would like to become a part of, contact Pam Ferron in the parish office. Continue reading