Easter, Ash Wednesday and Christmas are the three times a year when many people who are not regular church goers look for a church. That includes many inactive Catholics. Will you be putting your parish name out there with a welcome message? Now is the time to put your plans in place.
There are a number of ways to get a welcome message out to your community. One of the most effective ways is a short, upbeat video. Once again, I will create a welcome video for your Easter Vigil and Sunday Masses to place on your website, Facebook page or send via email. If you have your own photos, I will use them. If you do not have photos, I can provide backgrounds. Here is the sample video.
If you would like to order this video customized for your parish, click here.
Whether we use a video or not, the important thing is that we put the welcome word out to all in our community. We need to say welcome with no strings attached and we need to say it in as many ways as possible. If you say that your church is already packed on Easter, that is not the point. We want to make sure that everyone who is there or is thinking about coming knows that they are really welcome on Easter and always!
If you have already made your Easter outreach plans, please share them with us below. Thank you.