Each person is empowered by their baptism to be welcoming. The parish is your church home and welcoming others is a great way to communicate the love of Christ. Each of us is encouraged to make everyone we meet feel welcomed, appreciated and valued. 

It helps to acknowledge one another by asking questions such as: Is this the Mass you normally attend?  Are you involved in ministry at the parish?  How may I pray for you this week?

Let us welcome new, returning and familiar parishioners and embrace our call to be unofficial or official Hospitality Ministers of the Church .

Hospitality Resources:

The Foundational Virtue of Hospitality

On May 13th, 2021 Father Mike Muhr spoke before a group of parish administrative assistants and other parish representatives to discuss the foundational virtue of hospitality. Through storytelling, Scripture references and personal experiences, Fr. Mike shares the foundational virtue of hospitality that all Catholics can seek to practice in parish life so that all we encounter will know they are loved. A recording of his presentation is available below.

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