Hospitality

Taken From Pastoral Notes for the Roman Missal – Canadian Conference Catholic Bishops

43. Since the Church is the family of God, the “front line” ministry of the Eucharist is the ministry of hospitality. This ministry is exercised first of all by the assembly itself. More specifically, the ministers of hospitality greet the brothers and sisters of the community of faith, and especially newcomers, visitors, and those who need assistance, in a warm and friendly manner as they arrive for the celebration of the feast.

44. Throughout the Eucharist, they attend to the needs of the household in a familial and gracious way. In fulfilling this ministry, ministers of hospitality exercise the hospitality of God, who is the host of the paschal feast.