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"Teach us Lord, the ways of hospitality. Give us the spirit of joyful
-from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers
The historic visit of Pope Francis is a moment of evangelization for the Catholic Church in the United States.
Dioceses and parishes are encouraged to host a "Welcome Day" to build on the excitement. Show your community the love and fellowship that is present in your parish.
Welcome Day provides dioceses and parishes with an opportunity to invite family, friends, and neighbors to encounter Christ and learn more about your parish community. Our Holy Father continually asks us to go out of our church and share Christ with others. What better time than when he comes to visit?
Check with your parish or diocese to find the date and time for Welcome Day, and invite your family, friends, and neighbors to attend.
If you are a parish leader and want to organize a Welcome Day at your parish, sign up for a FREE myUSCCB membership and download the Welcome Day materials. You will find several types of resources designed to help you plan and celebrate a Day of Welcome at your parish community.Go to www.myUSCCB.org and click on Sign Up Today and select the Gold membership. Be sure to use coupon code "welcomeday" at checkout.
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