It’s time for St. Peter to say “welcome in!” To whom? To anyone who might be thinking about becoming a member of the Church here at St. Peter.
While any time is a good time to consider becoming a Catholic (if you’re not one already), it’s especially common at this time of year to turn our attention to faith formation, to getting various programs underway, and to the invitation to those who might be on the fringes to come on in and see what life as a Catholic is all about.
Does this describe you or someone you know? Have you been attending Mass out of curiosity or even out of a sense of purpose, that somehow you are supposed to be here? Do you have a friend who sometimes seems to want to talk about what it’s like for you to be Catholic? Or, even, “why are you still Catholic?” If this is stirring something inside of you or making you think of someone you know, it’s time to make contact. Reach out to anyone on the parish staff, or to any parishioner that seems open and friendly to you (there are a lot of them!). And what will happen if you do?