You are ALWAYS welcome here!
We hope that YOU – and all God’s people – feel truly welcome here. We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, y no habla Inglés. We offer a special welcome to those who are as skinny as a rail, could afford to lose a few pounds or who have a crying baby. We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or more like our pastor, Fr. Joe, who just tries. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up, or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the pope, or haven’t been in church since little Timmy’s Baptism. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery and those who are still addicted.
We welcome you if you’re having problems or down in the dumps. We’ve been there too. If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, or you don’t like “organized religion,” you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or came because grandma is in town and wanted you to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid, or thought you were turning onto Highway 44 and wound up here by mistake.
We welcome the flexible, inflexible, tolerant & intolerant, those who laughed at this welcome, as well as those who gasped. We welcome tourists, seekers, doubters, bleeding hearts and – with all our hearts – we welcome you!