Apparently they don’t belong to the Parish I go too.
We have the usual coffee, juice and donuts after some of the Sunday Masses. We have a festival yearly also, that lasts for days, we have so many ministries that there has to be one for somebody.
Each usually has their own meetings, with food, their own celebrations at Christmas parties, the Parish Christmas get together party, with food, the different things like a Sedar Meal during Lent.
When we get a new Priest we have a party, when another leaves, we have a party, we have a large community and just last week we celebrated the feast of the Father of God and afterwards there was a little get together, with food.
We have the yearly Ministry Fair, the large Parish garage sale, the Christmas festival where everyone gets together and sells Christmas items for their different ministries, we have get togethers for the Priests anniversaries, birthdays, and all kinds of other special occasions and celebrations, including our Parish’s anniversary.
When there are meetings for the different ministries, or talks, videos, what have you, we usually have at least muffins and fruit, coffee and juice when they are held in the morning.
Then there is the usual K of C breakfasts, the youth breakfasts, the bingo, the parties at Halloween for the Children and at Christmas, the socials that are montly at the Knights hall, the ice cream social, the special occasions, etc…parties, dances, etc… for just about any reason. Award ceremonies, you name it. We even have coffee and donuts afterwards when we get together to pray the Rosary at the Knights hall. When you go and volunteer your time for something there is usually food involved. They usually have yearly fund raisers for different reasons, Christmas and New Years Eve parties for the adults, more fund raisers in cases of emergencies in the community. Parties of thankfulness for volunteering your time at the annunal tootie roll drive, etc…even the meetings themselves involve food.
Then there is the council of Catholic Women and their bake sales for different reasons, like to help the life centers, the youth, the different ministries, etc…
I think the first year we lived here I gained 20 pounds.
People just need to contact the office and ask about the different ministries, usually when they registar to become members of the Parish they are given all the information on the different ministries, maybe they don’t read it? Most things are in the bulletin also, and announcments are made right before the final blessing.
Don’t wait to be asked, ask.