The greeting and authentic care make all the difference in helping to make parishioners and guests feel welcome as they arrive. Socialization builds relationships, which is important in a Parish to strengthen the Parish, promote family, and build God’s kingdom. These deep relationships enable parishioners and guests to have a sense of belonging and comfort.
Hospitality teams create a comfortable and welcoming environment that brings a sense of belonging to all.
These teams interact with others in various aspects, usually upon first arrival of a parishioner or guest. The Café Team encourages socialization after Mass or during events.
- Do you enjoy interacting with others or engaging in conversations?
- Do you like being friendly?
- Do you enjoy assisting others or providing refreshments?
- Can you spare 30-40 minutes before Mass or 20-30 minutes after Mass?
- Can you spare 30 minutes before and after special events?
Assist with keeping the parking lot safe
Assist with parking efficiently for best use of parking spaces
The Parking Team serves before and after Masses or special events – usually for about 40 minutes before and 10-20 minutes after.
Greet people on entering – offer church bulletins
Greet people on leaving
Welcoming begins before Mass or events – usually for about 30-40 minutes before the start time and for about 5 minutes at the end.
Greet people as they enter the seating area & assist with seating
Participate in Offertory collection
Ushers greet people and assist with seating if necessary – usually starting about 30 minutes beforehand. During Mass, ushers also participate in the Offertory Collection and preparing the collection for the Presentation to the altar.
Set up and clean up refreshment area
Encourage conversation and socialization
The Café Team spends about 20-30 minutes before and after an event or Mass to set up refreshments and clean up, and encourages socialization during Café times.
Since there is a potential for children to part of many of these ministries, or to be at the parish, all ministers should obtain clearances according to the Diocese Safe Environment Program.