This is more of a question for Pastors, Deacons and their families I’m guessing. My family really likes our Parish Pastors and Deacons, and we would like to get to know them better. My husband’s parents were friends with many of the Priests as he grew up, and they still do things with the retired priests that are still alive. I’d love to have something similar for my family.
However, I know that Priests are terribly overwhelmed by their workload. We’d really like to extend a hand of friendship that wouldn’t feel like another obligation. Would inviting them over or out to dinner be something restful and relaxing, or a burden? We wouldn’t want them to feel like they were there in any sort of “on the job” way. Just your normal, awkward meet and greet. lol
Thoughts, comments or ideas?
(Obviously we aren’t looking to force them into any unwanted friendships.)