It’s almost Lent, and hearty soups and meatless dinners are at a premium. Offer a simple soup or pasta meal each Friday for lunch or dinner for a particular audience at your parish hall. For example, local students, business leaders, and community organizers are good target audiences for an “open house” of this sort. Encourage young adults to attend and invite their friends as a way for them to learn more about your parish. You might offer a brief prayer of thanksgiving before the meal or ask a provocative question of faith to get a discussion going. You might just want to find out what people think of Catholics in your area. All are good for discussion.