Welcoming and Inclusion

The Welcoming and Inclusion Committee, a St. Anthony Parish ministry, welcomes new parishioners and helps parishioners feel right at home.

We believe we are called in service to use our God-given talents to create an inviting spirit that welcomes all and values everyone as gifted individuals.  Many of our founding committee members who still with us serve as a testament to our strong commitment to keep this ministry going.

We sponsor several events such as the Ice Cream Social and Wine and Appetizer Gathering after the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Mass, and the annual Newcomer’s Luncheon for all new parishioners joining the parish.  We host the reception after the Easter Vigil Mass, our biggest event, welcoming new members brought into the Church through baptism, and the adult catechumens received into full communion with the Church.

As with all ministries, we need new members to replace older members retiring from this Committee, and who have given there all in uplifting the spirits of others.  Remember people in our parish build relationships and community.  The committee helps create events, but it is parishioners’ participation that makes it memorable and joyful.  We ask each and every one of you to reflect and look into your heart for the strength to say “YES”, and serve in our committee.

If you would like to occasionally volunteer with our events, we welcome your help.  If you would like to join our Committee we welcome you with open arms.  Please ask any of our members below for more information, or call Toni Taylor at 393-1617.