Greeters, Ushers & Hospitality
Members of the hospitality, greeters and ushers ministries are the faces of Blessed Sacrament parish. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops conducted a survey on why Catholics leave the Church. One of the reasons cited was “They did not experience warm, personal, caring relationships in their encounters with Catholics.” As Mandy Rose said in her article Little Ways to Live & Share Our Faith, “smiling and being friendly may help someone feel welcome at Church and keep them coming back.” These ministries are open to all.
The purpose of the Hospitality Ministry is to welcome all parishioners to the parish. The hospitality ministry hosts an annual new parishioners’ breakfast, a parish picnic, and also provides refreshments for other parish functions throughout the year. Its leader is Cathy Boyles, who also leads the Greeters Ministry. Blessed Sacrament’s greeters welcome all parishioners into our church for Mass. These individuals assist with the door and provide the type of welcome to our Parish that is warm and inviting.
If you would like to join the hospitality or greeters’ ministries and help to create a welcoming atmosphere in our parish, please call the parish office at (727)-391-4661, or call or email Cathy Boyles at (727)-391-6388 or [email protected]
Blessed Sacrament’s Ushers Ministry is also devoted to welcoming and helping parishioners at Mass. This includes assisting people with seating, collecting the offering, guiding the parishioners to Holy Communion, and handing out the weekly bulletin. The Ushers’ Ministry is currently in particular need of additional male and female ushers, both regular and also those who can serve as substitutes, especially during the summer months and holidays.
For details on becoming an usher, please contact Skip Wallis, Head Usher, at [email protected] or (727)-393-4050