Have you noticed a new and fresh spirit in our parish in recent months? Fr. Dan has encouraged us to reach out more, not only to each other, but also to guests and visitors. You might have noticed welcome bags for visitors in the vestibule of church and a weekly thought in the bulletin regarding the importance of hospitality. We are also contacting everyone personally who registers at OLPS and presenting them with a welcome gift from the parish, along with an updated booklet with all parish ministries, organizations, programs and services with contact numbers. Come join us at our new upcoming Hospitality Sunday for guests and parishioners on November 5th! We hope everyone will join in this effort to become a more welcoming community. If you would like to help, please contact Sid McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It’s one thing to be greeted by the pastor, but to have the person in the pew next to you make you feel welcome….now that gets your attention!” (Welcoming the Stranger, Franciscan Media)