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Spread the word about Saint Michael Parish by downloading and posting images to your social media accounts. Use the graphics to invite someone to Mass!
Remember, to those unfamiliar with the Catholic faith, the Mass may be intimidating or confusing without someone there to explain what is going on. There’s standing, sitting, kneeling, and no Eucharist for non-Catholics. It can even seem unwelcoming to the new attendee. That’s why it’s important that when you invite someone to Mass you accompany them, sit with them, and adequately prepare them for the experience. Let them know that Communion isn’t designed to be exclusionary—we want everyone to be able to receive Christ in the Eucharist. But that has to start with being in full communion with the Catholic Church. It would be an untruth for someone to say “Amen” as they receive when that “Amen” is really an assent to all that the Church teaches and holds to be true, particularly the belief in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
SMP has many other on-ramps to introduce others to the Catholic faith. We offer Vespers, for instance, every Wednesday night — it’s a fantastic introduction to Catholic spirituality. Or, consider an invitation to something like a book/Bible study program, a small group, or invite them to serve with you in helping the community via our many outreach programs!
If someone is interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, please facilitate a conversation between them and Marriann Tefft, our Steward for RCIA. Marriann can guide them through the whole process, from letting them know when the next Inquiry sessions to explore the Faith begin to what the entire RCIA process entails.