The Hospitality Ministry welcomes newly registered parishioners to Holy Name.
The expectations for this ministry are:
1-2 home visits monthly, preferably with a partner
A group meeting every 2-3 months for sharing
Characteristics of Hospitality:
Personal Presence: enjoying being with people and being truly present to them.
Making space: taking time to make room for others in our lives.
Inner attitude: hospitality becomes a way of life seven days a week.
Hospitality has been defined as "the quality of being friendly and solicitous toward new arrivals."
"I was a stranger and you welcomed me." - Mt 25:35
"Continue to love each other and remember always to welcome strangers, for by doing this some people have entertained angels without knowing it." - Heb. 13:1-2
Examination of Conscience on Christian Hospitality:
Am I a welcoming person?
Is there room in my life for others or am I too busy?
Do I extend the welcoming gesture, the warm smile?
Do I hear with my heart as well as with my head?
Do I go out of my way even when it is not convenient to do so?
Do I work on my own spiritual development?
Am I open to full, conscious, active participation at worship and in parish activities?
Do I make an effort to encounter Jesus Christ in the people with whom I work, play, and worship?
- Sherry Bitsche
If you have any questions or are interested in joining the Hospitality Ministry, please contact the office at 672-2848.