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The Ministry of Hospitality is far more than collecting the congregation’s gifts at Sunday mass. We are committed to presenting a warm and welcoming face to everyone who enters the church, especially to individuals who need assistance. We are grateful that our parishioners are appreciative of the service provided, and we are often greeted with a smile and thanked for our services.

Here are the roles and responsibilities performed by Hospitality Ministers serving at the Church of the Holy Spirit:

  • Represent Christ in our church to our parishioners and visitors who are joining us for the celebration of the Mass, such as by opening doors and offering a pleasant greeting.
  • As people of God, we are called to be hospitable.
  • Be a member of the assembly.
  • Keep things in context of the worshipping space.
  • Arrive early, such as 30 minutes before Mass begins.
  • Doors to the sanctuary are opened before Mass and closed at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Word.
  • Situate ourselves at every door to provide bulletins as people enter the church. Weather permitting, we can also stand outside the church.
  • Lead people to their pews, which may require some people who are seated to make space.
  • Be aware of emergency situations, such as someone who falls ill. It might be necessary to call 911 when circumstances warrant this type of attention. All escalation issues should be documented in an incident report.
  • Keep mind of reverence and respect; thus, avoid seating people during the Liturgy of the Word, which includes the Scripture Readings.

Other important duties include the following:

  • Distribution of collection baskets.
  • Selection of family from the congregation to bring up the gifts of bread and wine.
  • After mass, at least two Hospitality Ministers will take the collection directly to the safe located in the Vesting Sacristy.
  • Lead people for the reception of the Holy Communion. The locations are assigned by the Lead Usher.
  • Take note of anyone with disability issues so that Eucharistic Ministers can come to them.
  • When mass concludes, Hospitality Ministers should be stationed at each exit to distribute bulletins.
  • Remember that we are role models for others in the assembly. We must always maintain a professional and caring attitude.
  • Dress Code: The recommendation is to dress with modesty and respect. The following items fall short of the dress code: jeans, shorts, t-shirts, mini-skirts, and tank tops.

For further questions regarding the Hospitality Minister program, please contact Gair Allie at gallie03030@aol.com or 210-379-0385

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