Discipleship & Hospitality: Welcoming the Divine
June 20-21, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Offered as part of the Catechetical Summer Institute
This course will explore the biblical and theological foundation for hospitality as rooted in Christian Baptism. In Baptism, we are made children of God and corporately a holy nation as the people of God. As the people of God, we reverence the divine image in others by being people of charity and hospitality.
Having understood this foundational aspect of what it means to be a baptized Catholic, the course turns its attention to specific moments of hospitality within a parish community and how to employ concrete practices of hospitality in the parish.
Some of the areas to be covered will include:
- "Ministries of first response" (receptionists and greeters)
- Welcoming at Sunday Eucharist
- Outreach to families (including separated and divorced families, and annulments)
- Serving members of the parish community
- Persons with special needs
- Ethnic diversity within a parish community
The workshop will be held all day Thursday and Friday on June 20 and 21, 2013 (9AM-3PM) at Saints Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township. The cost for the two-day workshop is $15.00.
Who is this for?
Anyone and everyone! As Christians we are all called to be ministers of hospitality, but some specific ministries that would benefit from this workshop include:
- Priests, deacons and religious
- Members of Parish Hospitality committees
- Parish Pastoral Council Members
- Parish receptionists, greeters and ushers
- Those entrusted at the parish with welcoming and outreach
- Pastoral Associates
- Parish Social Ministers
- Catechetical and Youth Ministry Leaders
- Those interested in learning more about the ministry of hospitality
Secretariat for Catholic Education & Evangelization
Diocese of Pittsburgh