Stumbled upon a (relatively) newly revised parish website from St. Adalbert and St. Casmir Parish in South Bend, IN. Now, the parish website hasn’t yet been fully built beyond the landing page–but I want to highlight the outstanding use of open and evangelizing statements right up front!
Here they are:
- It is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith.
- A place where unconditional love changes lives.
- Helping people find their way back to God.
These bold proclamations are hitting at many levels. #1 counters an awful lot of cultural baggage about works-based salvation, “Catholic guilt” about not being holy enough, and a lack of joyful confidence when it comes to our eternal salvation. #2 says “we’re open”–we want to love you unconditionally, no matter what. #3 says, “being away is okay”–we’re not going to be shocked by your journey.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of this website roll out. Blog readers, got any other great parish websites that are evangelizing? Share them below and point out the elements that are exceptionally well done!