Outreach Volunteers - Christmas Deliveries - MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
During the early part of Advent we are, once again, planning to call at every Catholic home in Salisbury to deliver our Christmas Mass times card and to reach out to elderly and housebound parishioners. Last Christmas we had 58 volunteers and managed to cover the entire Salisbury area and the feedback received from parishioners visited was amazing!
We repeated this at Easter but this time with 85 volunteers - this meant that each volunteer had a smaller number of houses to deliver to. The more volunteers we have, the fewer addresses that each volunteer will deliver to. On average, at Easter, volunteers delivered to 10-15 homes each. However, our efforts over this Year of Mission mean that we now have many more families registered with our parishes than ever before which means we need even more volunteers to keep the lists small!
Each volunteer delivers to addresses near to their own home and, in this way, volunteering is a wonderful way to meet some of your Catholic neighbours. It is also a really important way that we reach out to the elderly and housebound or those who feel at the margins of our parish community or who can only get to church occasionally.
Deliveries can be made during the day or the evening during a two-week time period to suit your own circumstances. To volunteer or if you have any questions, please contact Caroline on 502503 or email [email protected] Current volunteers will be contacted during the forthcoming week by email - please look out for this communication.
Date for your Diary - Once all our deliveries are made, all volunteers are invited by Fr Michael to join him for mince pies and mulled wine in the Parish Rooms on Sunday 16 December after the 6pm Mass.