by Flannery LaGrua
As I considered a question for this month’s article, I reflected on our Holy Family community and what sets Holy Family apart as a parish. And so, I was wondering why do people choose Holy Family as their church?
As for me, when I was looking for a church in the area, I knew that I wanted a welcoming, engaged parish focused on service in both the local and global community. These were the elements that most impressed me about Holy Family. I have met so many wonderful people, and recognize such a supportive and caring community here.
And so I ask “Why did you choose Holy Family as your church?”
These are some of the responses I received (be sure to add yours in the comments):
“We were new in the area when we looked online, we saw [Holy Family] had a lot of activities for families. There is a lot of diversity which we like” – Elizabeth
“Our friend mentioned the church, at the time we had a preschool age kid. Through the Religious Education program we realized what an engaged and wonderful parish this is. Here it is so interactive and there are so many events. That helps inspire me.” – Judith
“The welcoming family friendly atmosphere. We were parishioners before we got married.” – Maria
“The sense of community. It’s a strong parish. I was raised in a very small parish, like 200 people, it still has the small parish feel here. There is always opportunity to be involved.” – Tricia
“I was raised in this church. Truthfully, wherever you go, you can always come back and know that here, the community is waiting to welcome you back.” – Jenny
I look to each person at Holy Family with admiration and respect because you play an important role strengthening and building this community. This community, beginning for me with the RCIA program and continuing with the people I meet at mass, after church, and in the EDGE program where I volunteer as a catechist, has always made me feel welcome and supported. As I asked this month’s question I could tell from the responses people gave, that my feelings about Holy Family are shared.
Please share your answer to this month’s question with us in the comments section below.