Pope Francis’ visit to the United States provides the Church a wonderful opportunity to reach out to its neighbors in the spirit of the New Evangelization. To build on the excitement surrounding the historic event you are encouraged to host a Welcome Day at your parish. To help parishes plan a Welcome Day, the USCCB has prepared a Welcome Day Kit to provide step-by-step instructions for inviting others to learn more about your parish and to encounter Jesus Christ through the liturgy, Sacraments, fellowship and service that are part of your parish life.
In a live event on August 20th at 3:00 PM EST, Peter Murphy, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis, will walk participants through the Welcome Day kit. While geared toward using the pope’s apostolic visit as a springboard for having a parish Welcome Day, the kit can be used at any time.
The live event is for “myUSCCB” members only. If you not a myUSCCB member, you can become one FOR FREE and download Welcome Day.
Go to www.myUSCCB.org
Click on Sign Up Today
Select the Gold membership
Be sure to use coupone code “welcomeday” at checkout.