Ministry of Hospitality
Who We Are
We are one of the oldest Ministries of St. Joseph’s Church and one of the most visible, serving at every Eucharistic celebration, rain or shine. Our Ministry is relied upon particularly during the 13th of the Month processions in honour of our Lady of Fatima, Holy Week and Christmas.
Formerly known as the “Panel of Wardens” in the very early days of the Church, the Ministry used to be only open to men. In the 1990s, the Ministry invited women to serve as well. The name of the Ministry was subsequently changed to “Ministry of Hospitality”. Regardless of what we are called, the mission of our Ministry has not changed since our inception, that is, to serve all who visit St. Joseph’s Church by welcoming them, assisting them in their needs and maintaining reverence for our Catholic traditions, particularly during the Mass.
Throughout our history, dedicated men and women have answered the call to serve in the Ministry, emulating Jesus in his love and care of people and we are proud to say that several of our former Ministry members have received Papal awards in recognition of their selfless and tireless work through the years.
As a close knit community, we organise various Ministry activities such as Christmas dinners and we participate actively in Church-wide initiatives, interacting with our fellow brethren serving in other Ministries.
William Morton Jr.
Interested in Joining Us?
We strongly encourage and welcome all who wish to serve the Lord by being a member of the Ministry of Hospitality.
If you are a Catholic and above 18 years of age, willing to serve the Lord through this ministry, we will be happy for you to join us.
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