Hospitality for Christmas Revisited

This is a re-post from a couple of years ago – and since we’re about to enter our second pandemic Christmas, I thought it was time to revisit hospitality! Many parishes had a reservation system last year because they were limiting seating due to local social distancing regulations. Some of you might be doing that again this year. However most parishes I’m speaking to are back to regular capacity with about 60 to 85 percent of parishioners returning to Mass.

We’re coming upon one of the most well attended Masses of the entire year, Christmas! Even more so, probably, Christmas Eve! Your parish is going to be full of people who come to Mass only a few times a year, your regular parishioners, and lots of visitors from out of town. What can you do to prepare?

In 2018 the Archdiocese of Detroit prepared a “Playbook” for parishes for “Radically Mission-Oriented Christmas” at their parish. You can read the whole thing here, but I wanted to share this one section with you as we prepare for Christmas in just a few weeks.

Take a look through and decide ONE thing your parish (or even you) can do this Christmas to be “Radically Mission-Oriented”!! Share it with us in the comments below!!

Merry Christmas!! We’re going to be off through the end of the year to celebrate the holiday! See you in January!!

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