We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping to deliver this paper into the hands of the people in the pews.
Shirley Stewart, Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church, Mission, Toco/Matelot Parish
Q: How long have you been involved in selling the paper?
I have been involved in the sale of The Catholic News for the past eight years.
Q: Why did you get involved?
Before I was the seller of The Catholic News, my sister was the primary seller at our parish. There came a time when she had other commitments in the church, so she asked me if I was interested, and I accepted it.
Q: What is your approach to encourage people to buy or read the paper in your parish?
As a seller, I get to interact with most of the congregation. This gives me the pleasure of greeting and engaging with my fellow parishioners and lovely visitors. My approach to encourage people to buy The Catholic News is by reaching out and discussing the contents of the paper with some of the parishioners. This way, others would see this engagement and be interested.
Q: How do you think the paper can be better promoted to Catholic faithful?
One of the major ways I promote The Catholic News to the Catholic faithful is by carrying the paper to the shut-ins.
Q: To be a seller you most probably also read the paper. What are your favourite pages or columns?
My favourite column is the questions and answers by Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon.
Look out next week as we continue to salute our sellers.