Are we as parishioners truly aligned with our parish vision and mission?
The most important part of any community is to stay engaged and to build our faith as we continue to evangelize all that is good about our parish. To be successful we all need to continuously work on enthusiastically engaging others on what our vision and mission mean to us.
Our more engaged community leads to many benefits some of which include:
- A richer faith experience for each of us.
- A more vibrant parish doing more for others.
- Truly living our mission and vision to grow as disciples and grow disciples.
These alone add up to a huge difference for our parish community and its future.
The question is, are we doing enough to make our parish community’s experience the best it can be? Are we welcoming and appreciative of visitors? How can we better tell our story? Who else can we greet and talk to? Who can we invite to join us at Mass or at one of our wonderful events?
If each of us does just a little bit more, that will make our parish community experience and our own personal experience even better. As Deacon Mark mentioned in his sermon several weeks ago, when we enter the gates of heaven if we’re asked “who did we bring with us?” How will you answer that question?