Thank you for informing me on the teaching mass, I didn’t know they existed, what a gem to have.
Ok, parents will get something out of mass, something big, something quite valuable, even if they reject the whole thing out right, they do and if anything, it’s because Jesus is there. I brought a friend of mine over to my local parish. The building was empty, just me, him and my Lord. He noticed our Lords presence there, it made a big impact, and this is just the empty building.
Tell them that it’s not necessary to understand anything about what’s going on, simply observe and know that nobody is looking down on them for not being able to participate. I have a great deal of respect for visiting protestants. If you can ask the choir ahead of time for a special request, ask them to sing Amazing Grace or something that your parents will find familiar, they will also enjoy participating with our Lords prayer as well, so a couple of common ground elements will be quite helpful. They will also remember the scripture being read as well as the sermon, these are elements that we must convey to all protestants, for it’s very much common ground we can stand firmly along the same side with.
If you want to take the initiave, prepare the parish by letting them know of your plans, have a welcome basket and welcome wagon created by them waiting for their visit. This is kind of over the top, but it’s giving them the warmest possible welcome to your parish, hopefully planting the seeds to get them to inquire further into the church itself. “we do have our way’s to evangelize, believe it or not”, but it’s not a matter of simply filling in the pews, we want to share the fullness of our faith with others, not because we get something out of it by doing so “well sorta, you get the warm and fuzzy’s helping others to find home”, but that we get to share what our Lord has been so generous to us with along and he has plenty more of this for all that want it.
That said, if you can get a couple of miraculous medals, place them on a chain to wear around their neck, do so, it will help facilitate Mary herself onto their involvement into the church. They do not need to know what it means, how it works, what it’s for, or any of that, just don’t tell them it’s a good luck charm please… Trust me on this, if you can get anybody to do this, be prepared for results.
Pray for it all to go well, and pray with them regularly as well. Along showing your faith, it seems I’m finding protestants to be most impressed with my understanding of scripture, it’s partially their fault due to their influence with me in the past, and partially now, because of the church, I’m even more deeply into it. We hold the word in the same regards as they, with respect and reverence, and again, it’s common ground you can share.