Does your church have a coffee hour?

We need coffee hour now more than ever
By Molly Jo Rose US Catholic online November 2016

Catholics are responsible for building a community within our church. Parish coffee hour is the ideal place to start.

 We move around a lot. Academics are sort of like military families in that way. Since our marriage began in 2008, my husband and I have attended six Catholic churches. Six times we have pushed ourselves into a community—often tightly knit—that didn’t always have room for us. Of those six church communities, exactly two of them regularly offered coffee and doughnuts after Mass. I am certain of this number. My son, who judges a church on its willingness to extend him the courtesy of a post-Mass doughnut, is sure of this number.
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St. Joachim’s in Rockport MA has a fabulous fellowship with coffee and donuts  the first Sunday of the month after the 10:00am mass. Next one is Sunday, January 1, 2017. All are welcome!