It's Christmastime! The time when parishes all across the Diocese of Trenton will welcome a much larger number of people than on a normal given Sunday.
Parishes, including my own, have been preparing to host these additional visitors for some time - from those traveling from far away to those visitors (Catholics and others) who may not be with us on a regular basis.
How has your parish made preparations outside of adding additional Masses (in and of itself no small feat)? The guide below is an awesome resource for those parishes looking to really make a difference this Christmas, at other big celebrations (see Ash Wed., Easter, weddings, funerals, etc.) and for that matter every Sunday. We have an awesome responsibility, and opportunity, to reach out to those visitors with the love of Christ!
This handy guide is not only a great way to begin to provide an awesome welcome to visitors, but a helpful guide so we can begin to track how we do hospitality over time. This in turn enables us to identify areas where we are providing excellent hospitality and those areas where we need to improve. Have an awesome way you are reaching out to visitors to your parish? Let us know!