Have you ever had to move to a different location? This can be a blessing and a wonderful adventure, or it can be daunting and lonely---especially if you do not feel welcomed by those in a new parish. Hospitality is an important Biblical principle. Hebrews 13:1-2 Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!
We each need to reach out to those we don’t know or recognize each week at Mass. Even if they have been in the parish for 15 years, now you have a new acquaintance. However, if the persons are new, you will have made them feel welcome at Holy Cross, and probably have made their day.
The members of the Welcome Committee make a special effort to make all new to the parish feel a part of their new church family. We make phone calls, visit with newcomers, take a gift (created by the committee), and answer questions. We try to make the move and adjustment easier and a wonderful experience. Please join us to welcome all.