Fr. McGrath had a practice I liked, one that worked well for the size of our classes: each session of the class was sponsored by a different parish family. The family would make the light supper (or was it lunch?) for the class, and join in the meal and the session following. Especially when we were receiving new members, it was a good opportunity for them to get to know a few of our families.
I will be away for the next two. After that, we'll see.