to Mass or Lay Led Liturgy in a small local community
An idea from a Marins Workshop
Hopefully, visitors are always welcomed, individually and informally, when they come to be with the local community for Mass or Liturgy.
It could be standard practice also to welcome them officially just before the Mass or the Liturgy commences.
The visitors could be welcomed to the Church of ________ , by telling them something about your history, or your membership, or distinguishing features, or even distinctive problems. One or two members of the community need to be prepared to do this when the occasion arises. This task (ministry) could be rotated amongst a group.
The visitors could then be given the opportunity, without any pressure on them, to say who they are and what church community they come from and what it is like.
Having established this new community relationship between all those present, and having being reminded once more of the catholicity and unity of our universal church, the Liturgy proceeds.