New Parishioner Welcome


Our Doors Are Open

This Ministry reaches out to welcome and build relationships with newcomers to Saint Francis of Assisi Church.  No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church, no matter what your current family and marital situation, no matter what your personal history, age, background, race, etc., no matter what your own self-image, you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved, and respected here at Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Throughout the year, the Newcomers/Welcoming Ministry sends out invitations to newly registered parishioners inviting them to attend the Parish picnic.  The ministry follows up by telephoning each new parishioner to personally welcome them to the parish and once again cordially invite them to the picnic. Those who are reached by telephone and through invitation are always grateful for the warmth and welcome of this extension of hospitality. It helps them to know that they are not just another body in the church, but rather a body of Christ that is joined with others in faith.

If you are interested in working within this Ministry, please contact Jeanette Lindish via email at [email protected] or completing the Volunteer Information Request Form below.

Volunteer Information Request Form

I am interested in receiving information and/or talking with a Ministry Leader regarding the following Ministry. I have reviewed the information on the webpage regarding this Ministry and would be interested in speaking with the Ministry Leader.

I understand that if I decide to join in this ministry, I will need to complete a Volunteer Application Form and, as a part of the Diocese of Venice Safe Environment requirements, all volunteers must take a Safe Environment Training program. Some volunteer opportunities involving children and vulnerable adults also require a fingerprint and background check. (The Parish will pay the fee for this).

Please fill in contact information below.

A Ministry Leader will be in contact with you in the immediate future. Thank you for your interest in sharing your time and talent.


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