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Church Welcome Bags

You're constantly hearing it:

"Our numbers were down again this week."

"If we don't start retaining more parishioners, we're going to have to look into more budget cuts."

"We need to do more to welcome new parishioners!"

Worry no more - introducing Gloriam's Church Welcome Bags.

Make your new parishioners feel right at home with a welcome bag that introduces them to your parish, gives them valuable information, and leaves them wondering what else you offer. Your new parishioners will be touched and walk away wanting to know more.

Packages come with 100 bags, and each bag includes a 3.5x8 inch print of a family prayer, a refrigerator magnet with your church's Mass times, a welcome brochure highlighting sacraments and ministries offered at your parish, and more. We'll design everything for you - the brochure, the magnet, even the sticker for the front of the bag. Plus, all packages include shipping right to the rectory door.

 

But don't just stop there! Other things to stuff your welcome bags with:

  • A letter from the pastor

  • Information on Religious Education sign up or school application

  • Temporary envelopes

  • Latest bulletin

Make an even better impression on new parishioners by also sending them a few welcome emails as well!

Cost

We can hear the protests already - "This is a great idea, but we just don't have the money for it."

Hear us out - 

  1. If you invest money in your parishioners' experience, they will invest money in you. The money you put into this will come back to you quickly in the form of happy, invested parishioners who find value in your parish because you've shown them how valuable they are to you.

  2. Packages begin at just $1 per person, so there's something available for every church's budget. We offer the DIY packages for that very reason, because we believe that this is so integral to developing a good church community that we want it to be affordable for everyone.

  3. Get creative and get it funded! One parish staff member had a brilliant idea to get these bags funded - reach out to to local business owners (especially those that are parishioners at your parish) and see if they would be willing to sponsor the bags in exchange for the opportunity to put their own advertising or coupons in the bags. It would be great exposure for them, getting in front of new families in town, and it could help you make these bags a reality for your church.

Explore the packages below, then contact us today to get started!

*DIY bags come with all the supplies you need to put together your brochure, magnet, and bag. We'll send you the design file and instructions to print the brochure on your own printer; business card paper, peel and stick magnets, and printable design file for Mass times magnets; and sticker labels for the front of the bags.

DIY Basic

Supplies for 100 bags

Includes:

  • Printable welcome brochure

  • Mass times magnet kit

    • Business card sheets

    • Peel and stick magnets

    • Mass times design file

  • Family prayer card

  • Presentation kit

    • Merchandise bag

    • Label sheets

    • Welcome sticker design file

Cost:

$100/$1 per family

DIY Full Experience

Supplies for 100 bags

Includes:

  • Printable welcome brochure

  • Mass times magnet kit

    • Business card sheets

    • Peel and stick magnets

    • Mass times design file

  • Family prayer card

  • Holy Water bottle

  • Parish saint prayer card

  • Presentation kit

    • Merchandise bag

    • Label sheets

    • Welcome sticker design file

Cost:

$200/$2 per family

Ready To Go

100 Welcome bags, stuffed and shipped to you with printed materials included

Includes:

  • Printed welcome brochure

  • Mass times magnet

  • Family prayer card

  • Parish saint prayer card

  • Holy Water bottle

All together in a merchandise bag with a custom sticker for your parish

Cost:

$300/$3 per family

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