Mall ministry reaches believers where they shop…including DVDs!

In the spirit of celebrating Christmas for the entire Church calendar (through THIS Sunday, January 10, 2010, “Baptism of the Lord”), check-out the article below about Fr. Mark Toups of the diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana – and the ‘mall ministry’ kiosk they headed up at their local mall to reach out to inactive Catholics and invite them back to Mass…including handing out DVDs :

“Locals who have taken to the Southland Mall for an early start on the holiday shopping season over the last week may have noticed something a little less conventional during their spree – a cart containing information about the Catholic Church and the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.

The program known as “mall ministry” was the brainchild of Bishop Sam Jacobs who said the mall was chosen because that is where the majority of the people are at this time of year.

“I think if Jesus Christ were here today he would minister in the shopping malls,” the bishop said in a release. “That’s where the people are.”…
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