Parish Life
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Parish Life Team

The St. Joseph’s and St. Paul’s welcoming efforts are experiencing a structural change by transitioning our Evangelization Committee to our new Parish Life Team. 

The Parish Life Team convened for the first time on Monday, 8/7/17, and 29 parishioners attended this meeting which included representatives from numerous ministries. 

Discussion topics included:

¨ Simplify “evangelization” – it is welcoming, an invitation to share our faith, and spreading the joy of the Gospel

¨ Greeters, Ushers, and Hospitality make up the core of the Parish Life Team, but all parishioners play an active role and contribute

¨ Personal invitations play a key role in inviting people into church and into a ministry

¨ Increased cross promotion with other area Catholic churches

¨ Sharing our ministries with others is key to the growth of our church

¨ Importance of celebrating milestones – anniversaries of sacraments

¨ Embracing newer methods of communication – My Parish App, Social media, etc.

¨ Collaboration and brain storming is key

¨ Evangelization is everyone’s job

¨ Evangelize in your own style

¨ Importance of regular hospitality to provide socializing opportunity

¨ Faith formation and parent involvement is key to the family unit’s faith journey

¨ Importance of Adult Faith Formation

¨ The power of prayer; the importance of Adoration

If you have questions or an interest in the Parish Life Team, contact Tom Cronin at [email protected] or (518) 893-7680.