“Hospitality at worship is an expression of reverence for the presence of Christ in each member of the assembly.


To ignore those who gather with us to celebrate the liturgy is irreverent; it is to ignore Christ Himself.


Welcoming people and making them feel at home is one way Ministers of Hospitality help build up the Church.

Hospitality is a vital element in creating a sense of community for worship.


A person who feels welcomed and valued is much more likely to enter wholeheartedly into the celebration of the liturgy, giving thanks to God for the love that God pours out on us.


A friendly and welcoming Minister of Hospitality can make that love of God apparent to people

beginning the moment they arrive.”


– Lawrence E. Mick

Our Ministers of Hospitality.....

  • Invite everyone who gathers at the weekend assembly to enter into the joy of the Lord

  • Honor the presence of Christ both in the Eucharist and in His Body, the people of the Church

  • Welcome and greet people with a warm smile and words of attentive care

  • Do whatever they can to assure that our Gathering Space is neat, comfortable, and welcoming

  • Maintain order in the liturgical assembly and are the first responders to any emergency in the worship space

  • Gather the monetary collection of the assembly

  • Are models of participation and reverence in the common worship of the church

  • Serve weekly at their chosen Mass time

For more information on how to become a Minister of Hospitality, please contact our Parish Office at 773-767-1523

Sunday Observance

Saturday  5:00pm

Sunday  7:30am, 9:30am & 11:30am

Daily Masses

Contact Us

6135 S. Austin Ave

Chicago, IL 60638


Monday - Saturday



Monday - Saturday after 

8:00am Mass

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