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Hospitality Ministry

 

In the Body of Christ there exists a wonderful variety of ministries, which are especially evident when we gather around the altar to worship God. By virtue of our baptism in Christ some of us are called to serve as Hospitality Ministers.

Our team of Hospitality Ministers, the greeters and ushers, helps to set the tone for the liturgy as they greet arriving worshipers.   The ushers and greeters are the first faces arriving worshipers see, and they make sure that there are no strangers among us.  The Knights of Columbus coordinate the ministry.

Who makes a good greeter or usher?
Of course, a greeter or an usher needs the gift of hospitality, so that he or she is comfortable welcoming our regular worshipers and our visitors. Also helpful is a sense of liturgical prayer.  As he or she distributes missalettes, assists with seating, gives attention to someone who may not feel well, or gathers the collection, there should be an awareness that Mass is not a spectator sport.  It requires the full, active participation of all present.  As the usher attends to the special needs of the day, he or she helps the liturgy run smoothly and contributes to the overall sense of worship.

 

A Prayer for an Usher

Lord, may I, with reverence and friendliness, welcome all.  May I, with attention and diligence, care for the needs of the community as it worships.  May my prayer during this liturgy be that of watchfulness and desire to serve others.  I ask, Lord, that You smile through me, that You greet through my hospitality and that You may be made visible to me in all to whom I serve.  Amen.

 

 

 

 

Love your fellow Christians always. And always remember to show hospitality, for by that means some have entertained angels without knowing it.”
 

 

– Heb 13:1-2

 

Who can be a hospitality minister?

There is no age requirement. Anyone who is comfortable welcoming our worshipers and visitors is encouraged to be an usher. A sense of liturgical prayer is also helpful.

How often would I be scheduled?

Schedulingis worked out between the Ministry Coordinator and the Hospitality Minister in a manner that is suitable for all persons involved.

Who do I contact for further information?

Please contact the parish office at (520) 432-5753.

 

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