Friday, December 28, 2012

Parish welcoming coordinators reach out

Catholics Come Home uses movie nights, prayer cards for promulgation

A screenshot from one the Catholics Come Home commercials airing until
Jan. 20 in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Alistair Burns highlights some the initiatives parishes are taking to help welcome Catholics back to the Church as part of the Catholics Come Home campaign:
Welcoming coordinators across the Archdiocese of Vancouver are preparing for prodigal sons and daughters to return to their Father's house. With Catholics Come Home (CCH) commercials airing from Bella Coola to Chilliwack beginning Dec. 13, hopes are high that non-practising Catholics will rejoin the flock.

"As soon as I heard about CCH, I was terrifically enthused," said Peter Nation, the welcoming coordinator at St. Edmund's Parish in North Vancouver.

Received into the Church as an adult in 1988, he remembered his conversion as an "extraordinary experience."

While Nation looks forward to the television ads, he realizes the airings alone cannot bring people to the pews.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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