Ministry of Hospitality

Ministry of Hospitality

by James A. Comiskey
     
 

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Monsignor Comiskey offers practical suggestions for extending hospitality in sacramental moments while teaching, serving, greeting, or in day-by-day living. Comiskey begins with the roots of hospitality and its importance in the Bible and concludes with resources useful to parishes looking to reach out and enhance hospitality. Dedicated to all hospitable people who

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Monsignor Comiskey offers practical suggestions for extending hospitality in sacramental moments while teaching, serving, greeting, or in day-by-day living. Comiskey begins with the roots of hospitality and its importance in the Bible and concludes with resources useful to parishes looking to reach out and enhance hospitality. Dedicated to all hospitable people who reach out seeking and finding Christ," Comiskey's work encourages sharing of parish Visions and dreams.

Chapters are *Hospitality: Our Roots and Traditions, - *Hospitality: Signs and Earmarks, - *Sacramental Moments: Sunday Liturgy, - *Sacramental Moments: First Eucharist, - *Sacramental Moments: First Reconciliation, - *Ushering, - *Teaching, - *Serving, - *Greeting, - and *Day by Day. - Also includes a Conclusion, References, a *Litany of Hospitality, - a sample *Baptismal Follow-up Letter, - and an *Examination of Conscience for a Member of the Assembly. -

Msgr. James A. Comiskey, formerly rector of Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock, Texas, is a founding member of the Southwest Liturgical Conference. He is the author of This Is Our Church, Esta es nuestra Iglesia, The Ministry of Hospitality and El Ministerio de la Hospitalidad published by Liturgical Press.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

This booklet successfully addresses what ministers try to do at church on Sunday—witness and extend hospitality to those who attend the worship gathering.
Emmanuel

Every suggestion either leads to the liturgy or flows from it.
New Theology Review

Its value lies in how and why certain things are done.
New Theology Review

This little work teaches us as the Church how to do hospitality.
Pastoral Music

The Ministry of Hospitality practices what it preaches.
Pastoral Music

Monsignor Comiskey's new edition of The Ministry of Hospitality brings with it a fresh appreciation for the spiritual and scriptural significance of this important ministry. His style is clear and uncomplicated, and he brings fresh light to a ministry that is so deeply grounded in Catholic faith. This is a great addition to post-Conciliar literature on the meaning of Christian ministry.
Thomas C. Kelly, O.P., Archbishop of Louisville

Msgr. James Comiskey provides a wonderful, pastoral and practical guide to parish hospitality in this book. It is clear that he draws from many years of experience as a successful pastor. Pastors and other parish leaders will find his practical experiences worth imitating in order to have a joyful spirit of hospitality for the parishioners. I recommend it highly!
Most Reverend Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe

Whether it was for a young child, a woman with a serious ailment, someone with a physical disability, or a 'stranger' with whom 'good folks' did not associate, Jesus always was ready to offer an attentive ear, a shoulder to cry on, a word of love and acceptance. His example provides the foundation for all forms of hospitality in the Church today. Monsignor James Comiskey, rector emeritus of Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock, TX, offers timely practical advice on this ministry of hospitality, a ministry that belongs to all the Christian faithful. The best that I can add to what he has written is, 'Do what the good Monsignor says!' Christian hospitality is renewing. And it is infectious.
Father Ronald F. Krisman, Former (1988-1993) Director of the USCCB Secretariat for the Liturgy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814627327
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Collegeville Ministry Ser.
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Msgr. James A. Comiskey, formerly rector of Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock, Texas, is a founding member of the Southwest Liturgical Conference. He is the author of This Is Our Church, Esta es nuestra Iglesia, The Ministry of Hospitality and El Ministerio de la Hospitalidadpublished by Liturgical Press.

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