Carmel Bulletin, 27 October 2018
In the Gospel reading at Mass today, Bartimaeus is healed of his blindness. He has the faith and courage to ask Jesus to do what would be impossible for mere mortals like us. It seems likely that the first thing that Bartimaeus sees is the face of Jesus – a face of love, mercy and compassion.
Each of us is called to be that same face of Jesus to everyone we encounter in our lives. And as we call ourselves Catholics, it seems only fair that we should start “in our own backyard”, or more precisely, at our own church doors. A simple smile, a word of welcome, being there to answer a question or help with an issue can be crucial to ensuring that when people come here for Mass, they see in us the same Jesus that Bartimaeus saw.
Do you want to help people feel like they belong when they come to Mass? We’re looking for people who can spend some time before Mass serving as welcomers, greeting people as they arrive and helping them to join in our gathering and celebration.
If you are interested in joining a team of people who provide hospitality to those who come to Sunday Mass, we invite you to attend an introductory workshop on
Wednesday 7 November at 7:00 pm in the Parish Centre
If you have any questions, contact us.