"Welcome one another, therefore just as Christ has welcomed you, for the Glory of God." Romans 15.7
Ministers of Hospitality help to foster a warm and welcoming atmosphere by greeting those arriving for weekend Masses or special parish events. They assist congregants with seating and provide group guidance as required before and after Mass. They operate and support those in need of assistance with the elevator and distribute Sunday bulletins.
Ministers of Hospitality enlist participants in the Eucharistic offering of gifts and take up the Offertory collection of sacrificial gifts.
If a minister cannot meet their scheduled commitment, they are asked to arrange a replacement substitute from the schedule of ministers at their Mass.
The Ministry of Hospitality candidate should be a person with patience and understanding for people, always polite and welcoming. A people person!
Ministers of Hospitality are in place at the Saturday, 5:15 p.m. Mass and the 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Masses on Sunday
New ministry members are provided with an usher's guide and on-site training generally is completed by the ministerial captain, 30 minutes prior to their first Mass
Training is done on-the-job during weekend liturgies
Volunteers are scheduled based on the Mass they prefer to attend, usually scheduled once or twice per month depending upon their availability and that of others in the ministry
Masses on Saturday and Sunday are typically under 60 minutes but one should budget 75 minutes, arriving early and tidying-up afterwards
Time commitments for Masses for the larger liturgical events can be somewhat longer
Please note that all those involved in parish ministries and groups must participate in volunteer screening, and some positions will require police checks.
For more information on volunteer screening visit www.archtoronto.org.
If you are interested in becoming a Minister of Hospitality please contact John Ashbee at 416-951-1810 / email@example.com or Mary Lou Cronan at 647-628-2071.