Soup and Pasta Fridays

It’s 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, community organizers are good target audiences for an “open house” of sorts with a simple meal included. 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.