Assumption's PATH Ministry (Parish Agape Through Hospitality) seeks to serve our community by making every person who visits our church feel welcome and appreciated, and by extending that hospitality further to our new and existing parish members so that they feel included, involved, and fully engaged in all parish activities.
Our goal is to create a welcoming environment for visitors, new members, and existing members. Knowing the importance of making visitors and neighbors feel welcome, we also believe it is important to make our new members feel welcome. Our desire is to foster an environment that encourages new members to get involved, and be integrated into the parish family, building social and spiritual ties to the community.
In addition to helping new members participate in parish activities, we also seek to create an environment that increases the engagement of our existing members in parish life. PATH Committee members agree that it often takes too long for members to feel fully connected, and it is our objective to shorten this time frame!
To accomplish this, we've formed several 'teams' within the PATH Committee, including our Visitor Contact Team, New Member Welcome Team, and Fellowship Gathering Team. And sometime in the near future, hope to add a New Member Mentor team that will pair new members with comparable existing members, such that the existing members will smooth the path for new members to get involved in the parish.
For any persons interested in getting involved with this ministry, please contact our church office directly, at (480) 991-3009.