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Join the Ministry of Hospitality: Mon. July 29th 7pm
Join the Ministry of Hospitality: Mon. July 29th 7pm

Do you have a welcoming spirit?

This will be an opportunity to receive more information about becoming a Eucharistic Minister or be part of our NEW Hospitality Ministry. You will learn what volunteering for ministry entails, what is required, your role, frequency of scheduling, and answer any questions you may have.

Did you know...

  • There are approximately 11,501 parishioners at Our Lady of Good Counsel.
  • Each weekend we need 87 Eucharistic Ministers.
  • Currently we have 162 active Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • There are six different entrances to the Narthex of the Church and it is incumbent on us to greet those who come to OLGC to worship.
  • We want the Welcome Desk to be staffed by volunteers at all weekend Masses.

We NEED parishioners, like you, young families, young adults, couples, singles, and seniors to serve in these roles. Are you saying to yourself: "I'm not worthy"? We are all made worthy by our Baptism and the call of Jesus to serve one another in ministry. – "Do this in Memory of Me". THINK, PRAY and JOIN with fellow parishioners to hear more about these ministries. Contact: Gerard Hall, liturgy@olgcva.org, 703.896.7411.

We are forming a Ministry of Hospitality.

We are challenged by the example of Jesus to reach out in loving service to others, offering hospitality and to welcome the community at large. Saint Francis de Sales believed that we should have a spirit of welcome in all circumstances. There are six different entrances to the Narthex of the Church, all before one even gets to the doors of the Nave (inner church). As a community whose mission embraces hospitality, it is incumbent on us to greet those who come to OLGC to worship.

Therefore, we are forming a Ministry of Hospitality. These ministers are made up of our diverse community and will include young families, young adults, couples and singles, and seniors who will manage the Welcome Desk for the weekend Masses and will be at the doors of the Narthex/Gathering Space. They will greet the people as they enter and leave, to answer any questions, and to assist in any way. Eventually this ministry will extend to greeting families who come for all Sacramental Celebrations. This ministry does not replace the ministry of ushers – it compliments them as they have a distinct role inside the church.

EXTRAORDINARY MINSTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION AND YOU
"Through the active participation of the Faithful and the variety of liturgical ministers in the Church, the Body of Christ in built up." #6 General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM)