"Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels," the Letter to the Hebrews tells us. Our parish ministers of hospitality are essential for helping us create a welcoming environment for worship, prayer, faith formation, and Christian fellowship.
“We grow close to one another as brothers by living together in community. If we do not love the brothers whom we see, then we cannot love the God whom we have not seen. In our common life we give an immediate and tangible expression to what we profess through our vows…” —Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross (4.34)
Parishioners advise the pastoral team on how to be more welcoming to parishioners with disabilities of any kind.
Volunteers help newcomers to our parish feel more welcome by contacting them after they register, providing tours of the church grounds, or setting up gatherings to introduce them to our parish and parish activities.
Volunteers help plan and organize receptions after the Mass of Remembrance, diaconal and presbyteral ordinations, and other special occasions held throughout the year.
Volunteers stand at the welcome desk in the church vestibule before and after weekend Masses to greet and answer any questions that guests may have about the parish. Training is provided for all new greeters.