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1 11011 Hall Rd. Houston Tx

2 Hospitality Evangelization Outreach

3 Scriptures: Hospitality in Biblical Times (Gen: ) Hospitality in Vatican II: Eucharist Word of God Priest Assembly

4 Evangelization U.S. Bishops, Go and Make Disciples, 1992 national plan and strategy for evangelization, Three basic goals: To encourage Catholics to get excited about living their faith and sharing it with others. To invite our fellow citizens to listen to the Gospel and to become members of the Church. To promote Gospel values in society so that the power of Christ may transform our nation.

5 Outreach: If you can t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa

6 Hospitality More than a Greeting!

7 What is Church Hospitality? Expression of Reverence Love of God and Love of People I give you a new commandment: Love one another. As I have loved you

8 To Practice Hospitality We Must Have Communication Sense of Community Follow-up Efforts

9 Visitor Newcomer WHO IS OUR VISITOR? (people who are not approached after mass are in the parking lot within 3 minutes) Is there someone else?

10 The other is.... US! How do we treat each other? (Show reverence for one another)

11 Who are our Ministers of Hospitality? Greeters Ushers Who else? ALL OF US! EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME!

12 Hospitality More Than a Greeting CHURCH PARISH OFFICE WELCOMING New Parishioners OTHER:

13 CHURCH Stewardship a way of life Schedule (organized method) All Doors Eucharist Ministers Families (include all age levels) Ushers: Parking area Helping people (special needs) Gift Bearers (diversity, ages, proper dress) Other duties

14 Church Mass Announcements (friendly) Narthex gathering space Prayer Book Intentions Childcare Provided (mass, meetings, teachers) Invitation to events Sunday Hospitality Coffee & Donuts

15 Many sacraments take place during our liturgies What a wonderful time to be hospitable to Family, Visitors & Friends!

16 Church Receptions: Sacraments Funerals Wedding Hospitality (Bible)

17 First Aid Kit Water OTHER Wheelchair (blanket) Emergency telephone numbers Hospitality, more than a greeting

18 The Catholic Community of St Luke the Evangelist Sunday Word For Liturgical Ministers Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 18,2009 Readings Isaiah 53:10 11 Psalm 33 Hebrews 4:14 16 Mark 10:35 45 God s servant, through his suffering, will justify many. Lord, let your mercy be upon us, as we place our trust in you. Jesus was tested in every way we are, yet never sinned. The Son of Man came to give his life for the ransom of many. Like all of us ordinary human beings, James and John seek glory for themselves. Jesus surprises them and us by responding that true glory comes only from a life lived and given for others. Sharing in Jesus glory demands drinking the cup of suffering, being baptized into his death, and becoming the slave of all. Who would think that glory comes out of self giving, suffering and dying? For reflection The glory I often discover myself seeking is This glory Jesus invites me to seek is What helps me drink Jesus cup of suffering more willingly is One person who shows me the glory that comes from self giving is Prayer Almighty and ever living God, my source of power and inspiration, give me strength and joy in serving you as a follower of Christ. ed to all Liturgical Ministers for prayer and reflection Hospitality, more than a greeting

19 Parish Office

20 PARISH OFFICE Clean & Welcoming Hours ( 9am TO 9pm & Saturday morning Answering Service (Clergy on call) Staff friendly, welcoming, Bilingual

21 Parish Office Forms readily available Telephone Etiquette How are the phones answered? Promptly Friendly Tone Identify Self Messages returned promptly Let your first words be Congratulations instead of are you registered?

22 Parish Office Mailings Get well cards Sympathy cards Special celebrations Other: Help Leaders make copies, brochures, mailings, etc. Hospitality, More than a Greeting

23 Welcoming New Parishioners

24 The New Parishioners Welcoming is their Registration & Orientation Please return your completed registration form to the Welcoming Gathering on the 3 rd Sunday of the month 2 sessions one in English and one in Spanish Parish Orientation includes: Greeting and snacks Help with registration forms if needed Welcoming by Pastor (or CD & other clergy) Personal testimony from parishioner (fairly new people)

25 Welcoming Packet INCLUDES: Parish & Ministry Information Booklet Description of ministries Service Requirements Age levels Hours/time of commitment Contact telephone # s Published annually

26 Welcoming Packet The Catholic Community of ST LUKE THE EVANGELIST Hall Rd Houston Tx FAX Weekend Masses: Sat. 5:00 PM Sunday 7:30; 9:15; 11:15 1:00 p.m. Spanish Mon. Wed. Fri 9:00 am Tues Thurs 7:00 p.m. Communion Service Mon-Fri-6:00am Sat 7:00am Reconciliation: Thurs. 6:30p.m. Sat 4-5 p.m. Refrigerator magnet Gifts discernment form Car Decal Parish Logo

27 Welcoming Packet Website Card History of Parish & Neighborhood & Tear off for information

28 Welcoming Packet Capital Campaign (CD & other) Temporary envelopes include letter: chance. Stewardship of Treasure -- A Prayerful and Planned Commitment Giving is Intentional (even Biblical) While there is always a place for giving in response to a need; we are called to make our giving a planned commitment as part of our Christian life and not leave it to How Can I give my treasure commitment to the Parish? We encourage you to use your weekly envelopes you can either include cash or a check. You can instruct your bank to send a remittance directly by standing order (ACH) weekly or monthly. You can go on-line and summit your donation

29 Gift of a Bible We hope you will bring this back in a few years worn out and we will give you a replacement!

30 Welcoming Committee Teams scheduled to host welcoming Follow-up for 12 months postcards Started in March new families % already involved Brothers & Sisters in Christ What a blessing it was for us to have met you and be able to welcome you into our parish family. We pray you felt welcomed and comfortable at our gathering. As was stated St Luke is a very active parish and we want to make sure that you stay informed of our parish happenings and any special services and events. Our faith formation classes will start in September and there is still time to register your children. Also, RCIA will be starting soon. We look forward to having you in our parish family! St Luke the Evangelist pray for us Parish Events Aug 29th: Join the youth in Caring for the Homeless downtown. Meet in Social Hall 3pm Sept 3rd: 9:30 am Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Chapel) 24 hours. Sept. 11/12 Second Opportunity after all masses. If you were not able to offer your time and talents at the ministry fair, there is still

31 OTHER

32 Communications Newsletter Mailed to all parishioners

33 Communications Sparks Leaders Quarterly Newsletter & Leader s group

34 Communications English/Spanish

35 Invitation New Area Home Owners & Community An Invitation For You! Join Us This Weekend Aug. 14 & 15 For Our Stewardship Ministry Fair Celebration In the Parish Courtyard The Catholic Community Of St. Luke the Evangelist Mail outs: Lent, Easter, Christmas & Stewardship Renewal Event Home Data Services

36 Communications Brochures

37 Communications Bulletin Boards information Posters Pictures South Belt Ellington Neighborhood News LEADER Hospitality more than a greeting

38 Hospitality in Ministries How do we use our parish resources in ministry to show Hospitality, to reach out to those in need and bring them In to our parish home? Do we include church information, brochures, parish services etc. with our outreach to parishioners and to the community? Hospitality, more than a greeting

39 Hospitality in Ministries Hospital/Nursing Home Visits Provide meals families in crises Help to pregnant women Jail Ministry Quilts for seriously ill

40 Outreach Parish & Community Tutoring for youth Blood Pressure screenings Caregivers Support Group Art for the Soul Vacation Bible School Children s Music Camp Cultural Celebrations

41 And More! Clear signage in all areas Good Lighting Parking areas handicap parking All areas clean and welcoming

42 Parish hospitality review Do our hospitality efforts include all ages Is there a schedule and organized method of welcoming Greeters at all doors? What about after mass? Announcements/pastor invite. Is parish office welcoming, clean & how does staff show hospitality? Banker s hours or convenient office hours for parishioners? Telephone etiquette, how are your telephones answered? How are new parishioners welcomed and oriented? Is there a regular parish newsletter for communications? Are parish ministries welcoming, expanding, inclusive? Is parish alive every day and night? Who is responsible for teaching and talking about hospitality? Hospitality workshops for staff, clergy, greeters, etc? Does the parish reach out to other religious groups? Is there public relations within and outside the parish (website, bulletin boards, etc)? How often does your parish review its hospitality efforts? Are your parish leaders Pastoral, Stewardship. Finance Council & staff visible & visiting with parishioners during the weekends? Hospitality, more than a greeting

43 Questions? Contact Information: Coni Perez, Director of Stewardship

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