One spring evening two years ago, Patty Flynn and her husband, Bill, set out to take part in an experiment: a dinner Patty Flynn had set up for a group of fellow parishioners who didn’t know each other at the home of a host they hadn’t met.
It was the launch of the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (GWCTD) parish program at St. Joseph Church in West St. Paul, Minn.
Flynn deemed it a success. "I remember how excited I was on the way home," she recalled.
Dinners at two homes that night — including the one the Flynns attended — were the beginning of what has become a popular way for people in the parish of 1,900 families to get to know each other.
"It’s bringing together people who maybe...READ MORE