Date: Saturday August 3, 2019
Place: Holy Cross Church
We Need YOU!!!
Nightfire is a beautiful event taking place during the Marine City Maritime Days where the doors of Holy Cross Church are open and volunteers invite those passing by into the church. The atmosphere in the church is one of music, prayer and candlelight. The Blessed Sacrament is displayed, and the a;tar is decorated with candles and Divine Mercy rays. Those who come in can light a candle, say a prayer, and talk to a priest if they like.
The church is open for Nightfire from 7:30 to 10:00 PM.
You’re welcome to use your gifts to bring others to meet Jesus. During the event, volunteers will pray and go out in pairs, inviting people enjoying Maritime Days into church to light a candle and say a prayer.
Volunteers are needed for three roles. All roles will have training before the event starts, and you can switch your role throughout the night:
Inviter: The Inviter’s role will be to go out in pairs to the streets surrounding the church and invite others to stop in. You can encourage people to walk around the church, light a candle. say a prayer or even speak with one of the priests available for conversation or confession. The Inviter is typically someone who feels comfortable approaching and speaking with people.
Greeter: The Greeter’s role will be to stand at the open door and around the inside of the church to welcome people inside. They may be asked questions (i.e. where is the bathroom, where can I speak with a priest, etc.) about the church or event.
Intercessor: The Intercessor has the very important task of praying and interceding for the event and all those who walk into the church that evening. The Intercessor role is for someone who may not feel comfortable approaching people on the street, but would like to be a part of this evening providing spiritual support inviting heaven to pour graces down on all who come.
Schedule for Volunteers: Saturday August 3rd, 2019
5:00 PM – Volunteer Training
6:00 PM – Mass
7:00 PM – Volunteer Dinner and Setup the Church
7:30 PM – Doors Open, Nightfire Begins!
10:00pm – Benediction
If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nightfire-tickets-64478855994 or call the parish office.
If you have questions, please contact the parish at (810) 765-3568