Welcoming, Hospitality and Welfare (WHW)
To create a warm, caring and welcoming parish environment and community both for the parishioners and visitors alike. A welcome is a kind of greeting designed to introduce a person to a new place or situation, and to make them feel at ease.
We welcome people arriving for Mass and other liturgical celebrations
Maintain order and decency in the church and church premises at all times, especially during Mass and other liturgical celebrations
Charged with the responsibility of seating of the congregation in the church, and for maintenance of good behaviour especially during liturgical celebrations
Should maintain an up-to-date inventory of all the movable and immovable items in the church
Membership: membership is open to all parishioners who must be practicing Catholics. Children are also welcome into the Children’s Section.
What to Achieve: A happy united Parish family where, as much as possible, everyone is connected to in one way or the other; loving and welcoming community.
Possible areas of concern:
Keep data of Parishioners
Provide a form for new parishioners to fill
Welcome and guide new members on welcoming Sunday after the Mass,
Welcome visitors to the parish for liturgical celebrations
Care for the pastoral well-being of both active and lapsed parishioners.
Look out to discover new comers in the parish
Identify and follow up with new or existing Parishioners who, due to one reason or the other no longer attend Mass or other parish activities and bring them back to the fold
Organise home visitation to the sick, bereaved and at celebration times,
Celebrate life and success of parishioners,
Define a proper process for the support of needy parishioners and non-parishioners
plan parish social events and entertainment dimension of parish programs,