St. Chad’s Foyer Groups are small groups of parishioners, formed to meet once a month for a simple meal and relaxed conversation. Foyer Groups are open to young and mature, singles and couples; all are welcomed and encouraged to participate. They offer an opportunity to get to know other members of the congregation more deeply than is possible on other occasions. They are not a study group, there is no agenda, they are merely a time to be together and grow in friendship. Normally, there are 6 to 10 persons assigned to each Foyer which meet for a period of six months as often as members’ schedules allow; at the end of that time, members sign up again and new Foyer Groups are assigned and begin meeting. The meetings are usually hosted in turn by the members of the group; however, there is no compulsion for anyone to host and each group can make its own arrangements. If a Foyer Group is having a meal, the meals should be kept simple and inexpensive with the group members each bringing part of the meal. The main focus of the Foyer Group is to build a living community of love and fellowship, to offer support and friendship within a small circle of parishioners.
Sign-ups for Foyer Groups occur in June and December for start dates in July and January. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call (867-9452) or talk to Joe Allotta.
Family Foyer Groups
Family Foyer Groups are a good way for families with children to meet or get to know other families better. Suggested foyer events, appropriate for both parents and their children, could be a simple meal like grilling hot dogs, or having a picnic in the park, or an outing at the zoo. Contact Eileen Simpson (294-8374) for more information about foyers with kids.