On the first Sunday of each month, the community of parishioners gathers in the parish center for donuts and refreshments after each Sunday Mass. (See calendar.) This communal activity allows the faithful to get acquainted with each other, and our faith teaches that participation is the voluntary and generous engagement of a person in social interchange. It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This obligation is inherent in the dignity of the human person.