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Written by Michael Fones   
Monday, 05 March 2007 06:24
I've got just a few hours before I hit the road again, but I have a question for all of you who read Intentional Disciples. We know that many "Christmas and Easter" Catholics will be filling our churches in a few weeks. Rather than crack jokes about them, are your parishes doing anything to help not only welcome them, but reach out to them?

I can guarantee that your parish staff is probably not going to take the initiative on this one. Not because they don't care, but because they are immersed in liturgical preparations, working on Lenten projects to help you grow in your faith, and focusing a lot of attention on the people in the RCIA process.

If you or others in your parish are interested in the faith of the "C&E" Catholics, what might you do? Or, if your parish is doing something to intentionally reach out to these folks, what is it? Is it transferable to other parishes? Could people with the charisms of evangelism and hospitality work together to figure out some way of connecting with folks who are simply brushing the tassle of Jesus' cloak?

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