Extend hospitality. Become a greeter and usher. An usher is more than a money collector or door opener. Ushers exercise a true ministry of hospitality that helps build community and assist in preparing our brother and sisters for participation in the sacrament of unity. It originates with the Order of Porter, one of the steps to the priesthood. Women are welcome and encouraged.
Hospitality Ministry: Hospitality embodies the gospel values of openness, inclusion, recognition, and reconciliation, which are best illustrated in the open table fellowship of Jesus himself. The spirituality of hospitality must have the paschal mystery at its heart. The values and attitudes of spirituality of hospitality reflect the kingdom of God itself; powerlessness, poverty, and service, interdependency of our existence, self-emptying, fellowship and communion with others. Authentic hospitality opens up our capacity for intra-ecclesial dialogue, inviting conversation and transforming interaction with others.