This booklet successfully addresses what ministers try to do at church on Sundaywitness and extend hospitality to those who attend the worship gathering.
Every suggestion either leads to the liturgy or flows from it.
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Its value lies in how and why certain things are done.
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This little work teaches us as the Church how to do hospitality.
The Ministry of Hospitality practices what it preaches.
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