Inviting Someone to a Mass or Church Service

by | Jan 28, 2024 | 0 comments

            There are some things in life that a Christian may find challenging to do. Several of these may include attending a Mass or church service each weekend, praying, reaching out to help others, being a disciple of Jesus Christ, reading the Bible, evangelizing what is in Scripture, being part of a small group community, teaching a religious education class, or inviting a family member or friend to a Mass or service that takes place at your church on the weekend.

            There are many more items that can be added to the list of items I mentioned above. I want to focus on the last one, inviting a family member or friend to a Mass or church service. You never know if a person you know will attend a Mass or church service or not unless you invite him or her. The Holy Spirit works through each one of us to invite someone. It is the Holy Spirit who will work through that person to help determine if he or she will attend. It is our responsibility to invite. It is the Holy Spirit who will work through these people we invite to get them to attend.

            It is sometimes tough to invite family and friends to a church where you are a member, because your church may not be welcoming, it may not offer faith formation, it may not offer ways to evangelize, it may not have small groups, or it may not offer much in terms of discipleship. I believe that all churches need to focus on these five areas. Nevertheless, look no further. Church of the Nativity (Churchnativity.com) offers all of these and then some. During each Mass on the weekend, Father Michael White preaches a sermon on that weekend’s Gospel passage, but he also gives a “message series” talk right before the main part of the sermon. One of these talks is from 2023. It is titled “Your Story – Full Circle.” It is all about how to share your faith. It is a six-week “message series” that helps with sharing your faith and inviting people to a weekend Mass at church. This “message series” would work well for any Christian denominational church.

            If you are interested in checking out this message series or any other one given by Father Michael, you can find them at churchnativity.com/watch/messages/#. I have gotten so much out of these message series from Father Michael that I want to share it with you. I also want to invite you to attend one of their weekend Masses online or in person. They have so much to offer you in terms of learning about our faith, living out our faith, and growing closer to Jesus Christ.