Weekly we pray for our Parish to be AMAZING and for people to be drawn to our Church…How are we doing that? What is happening here that is so AMAZING?
At the “TABLE of PLENTY” gatherings, Parishioners will be invited to attend small group meetings to find out that answer and to share in the discussion of HOW we can continue to become AMAZING. These meetings are an effort to discern where we can best use our talents to be disciples and advance the mission of the Lord.
(For more information please see the 2015 DiocesanPASTORAL PLAN FOR EVANGELIZATION for the DIOCESE OF YOUNGSTOWN.)
Beginning Thursday, Oct 5, and then every other week, groups of no more than 20 people, will be invited to a meal & meeting lasting no more than 1hr 30min. Those invited will be seated together in smaller groups and led through the process by parish volunteers. All will eventually be invited. You will not be left out. These meetings are not for just a select few we encourage everyone to participate when called.
- There will be prayer; as we can do nothing without the Lord’s blessing.
- A light meal will be provided as a thank you for your time and also as an opportunity to get to know others. How often did we see the Lord sit down to a meal with his disciples when they discussed matters of faith?
- You will be asked to answer a few short questions about our parish and what you would like to see. Many opportunities have already been provided to grow our church and to be active members of the parish. This is your chance not to criticize what has been done, but to offer suggestions in areas not yet tried.
How will you answer the call when you are contacted to participate? We hope that all will come with an open mind and a healthy appetite.