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.
Everlyn Rampersad, Our Lady of Mt Carmel RC, Carapichaima Parish
Q: How long have you been involved in selling the paper?
I have been involved for roughly six years.
Q: Why did you get involved?
I always wanted to get more involved with the church (be a part of). After always hearing Fr Matthew (d’Hereaux) preaching that we should be giving of our time, talent and treasure, I decided to get involved.
Q: What value or significance do you get from being a Catholic News seller?
Besides selling The Catholic News, I get to interact and greet all parishioners on a Sunday morning. I am a very outgoing person and I love to communicate with people, ask them how their week was, how their loved ones are doing etc. Nothing gives me more pleasure than being able to do God’s work.
Q: What is your approach to encourage people to buy or read the paper in your parish?
My job presently involves sales, and I am pretty good at it so selling The Catholic News is easy. I let the parishioners know that Good News comes in different forms and reading the news gives you up to date information on the Church and different communities. They also can get news and developments on other parishes.
Q: How do you think the paper can be better promoted to Catholic faithful?
Run promotions/giveaways to get readers more excited to get a copy and participate to win.
Q: To be a seller you most probably also read the paper. What are your favourite pages or columns?
I usually flip through and read through headlines, but my favourite pages are the Children’s Page where there are riddles and giveaways, and the Integral Living Page (section).