The mission of the Welcoming New Parishioners Committee is to provide a warm welcome to the newly registered parishioners within our Parish Community.

 

What We Do

To provide a warm welcome to the newly registered parishioners within our Parish Community.  We do this by preparing and sending a mailing and then following up that mailing with a personal phone call.  Twice a year, we invite our newly registered parishioners to a designated Mass for a special Welcome Blessing.  Following that Mass, the newly registered parishioners are invited to join the entire Parish Community at a Fellowship Social.

Membership

We are always looking for outgoing Parishioners to assist us with this ministry. All required materials are provided by the ministry.  New members receive a handbook to guide them through the welcoming process and ministry requirements. A valid email address is preferred, but not required.

 All members of the parish are welcome to participate in our ministry at any time of the year.

 For further information, please contact:

 Carolyn Lese, PHLCL05@yahoo.com, 610-280-3664

 

FAQs

What is the time commitment for this ministry?

A small commitment of your time makes a big impact on our newly registered parishioners!

Approximately once every 3 or 4 months, the ministry coordinator will assign a small number (~4) of newly registered parishioners to send an information welcome packet to.  You are responsible for assembling the packet, addressing the packet to the newly registered and placing the packet in the mail.  You are also required to follow-up the mailing with a phone call approximately a week after the packet is mailed.  When these activities are complete, you contact the ministry coordinator to let her know you have welcomed our newly registered parishioners.

Twice a year, the ministry coordinator invites newly registered parishioners from the prior three months to a designated Mass for a Welcome Blessing.  Ministry members are asked to volunteer their time to "sign in" new parishioners prior to the Mass and escort them to their designated seating areas. This takes approximately 20 minutes. Attendance at the Mass and following Fellowship Social is encouraged, but not required.

What is included in the information packets mailed to the newly registered parishioners? Am I responsible for postage?

Newly registered parishioners receive a greeting card, along within information about our Parish Community and our commitment to Stewardship.  All materials for the mailings are assembled into packets for our ministry members and are available in the Parish Office.  Postage is provided by the ministry, you do not need to supply your own postage.

All I need to do is mail welcome packets and make a handful of phone calls every few months?

Yes!  Our ministry is that simple!  It is a great way to engage in the Parish Community and is an activity that can be performed on your own time in the comfort of your home.  There are other activities that the ministry coordinator may ask for your assistance with from time to time, but in its simplest form, we provide a quick, friendly welcome to our newly registered parishioners.