St. Brigid Hospitality Guild
Do you enjoy the face to face work of interacting and making others feel welcome? Becoming part of the Hospitality Guild may be a great fit for you.
Welcome people as they come in and being available to assist people with their seats, collecting the offering, and on rare occasions providing first aid. Look for new people and invite them with you to get refreshments after Mass. Get to know them and introduce them to others.
Arrive early to set up an outdoor table with coffee and other refreshments. Look for new people and invite them with you to get refreshments after Mass. Get to know them and introduce them to others.
Assist about every other month or so with one or more of the following: organization, potluck signup, table decoration, catering setup. St. James currently uses food to celebrate the following events each year: Michaelmas potluck on September 29, All Saints Potluck on November 1, Immaculate Conception Potluck on December 8, Candlemas Catered Meal on February 2, Shrove Tuesday Pancakes on the day before Ash Wednesday, Ascension Potluck 40 days after Easter, St. James Festival on the Sunday closest to July 25.
St. Brigid of Kildare
St. Brigid of Kildare (c. 451 – 525) was known especially for her hospitality. Brigid would devote herself to giving and loving those all around her. At the monastery she founded in Kildare the sick were tended to, travelers were fed and poets, craftsmen and farmers were welcomed and their trades nurtured. She is buried in Ireland near St. Patrick.
To learn more about becoming part of the hospitality team and perhaps giving it a try, please contact Cathy Messina: email@example.com