When you come to Mass on the weekend, do you feel like you’re in your own place? It is, you know! This is your other home—where you visit with your heavenly Father.
There are several ways of feeling “at home”. Have you tried the Hospitality Desk? Do you need a question answered? Some directions given? That’s where you can get information about Religious Education Classes, Adult Formation, and occasionally, permission slips for extra-curricular activities for RE students, or pick up a bulletin from last week when you were out of town. There is usually a staff person at that desk who can answer your question or will direct you to someone who will find the answer. There are extra envelopes available there. If you are hearing impaired that’s where you pick up the listening devices. Did you want a Football Mania card? Want to play three-on-three? Sign up for the Dinner Dance? A school parent is often there to help you. Have you thought about becoming a lector or Eucharistic Extraordinary Minister (EM)? Give us your name and you will be contacted.
On one weekend a month, there is a member of the Parish Council at that desk to Meet and Greet you. If you have a question, suggestion or concern that needs to be addressed, that’s the person to ask. They will bring your matter to the full council which meets monthly.
The desk is staffed before AND after Mass, although you might have to fight your way through the throngs in the Narthex who visit with all their friends and neighbors.
And that’s a good thing! Such a good thing that every month, you might have noticed that after our celebration we are now enjoying longer visits at our Taste and See refreshment tables with cookies and juice at our anticipation Masses, or donuts and coffee at the conclusion of the morning liturgies. It is staffed by members of one of our many ministries. And by the way, this was begun because a parishioner suggested it to a staff member. Those comments and suggestions are heard and discussed and, if possible, put into practice.
YOU are St. Isidore Parish! Are you invested?