Parish Hospitality Resources

These resources offer new and unique ways for you and your parish to practice hospitality in your community.

10 Parish-Altering Hospitality Practices

 From the Archdiocese of Detroit Office of Evangelization, this resource offers practical suggestions on how to practice Hospitality in your parish.

The Catholic Hospitality Institute 


 
 

This resource explains the “hospitality” reason we do what we do at the parish in welcoming all who come through our doors. This site has excellent resources to help your team bring awareness of why we must have excellent Hospitality.

 The Parish Hospitality Checklist

 

This free resource shows a checklist that every parish should have in organizing their Parish Hospitality Plan.  A step by step list to get your parish ready for the Christmas Crowds.

 Moving with Mission

This resource provides you with tips for hospitality from welcoming calls to video’s on how to become the most welcoming parish ever!

 Hospitality Toolkit

 

This resource is an excellent guide to making your hospitality plan succeed. It provides an array of tools needed to form a comprehensive hospitality plan that will welcome everyone with joy!

Great Hospitality Give-a-ways


When you welcome your parishioners and guests for Christmas, why not giving them something to take home? People like to receive gifts, so how about giving them something that will help them understand the Catholic faith. Below you will find some of the resources out there that could be used to as gift at Christmas.

Welcome to Our Church

 An introduction to Catholicism:
This most beautiful resource is an absolute must for the Christmas and Easter parishioners and guests coming to your parish. It is really two offerings in one booklet. 
Welcome to the Church: An introduction to Catholicism: 
Illustrates the core beliefs of the one holy catholic and apostolic church. It explains that the church was founded in Christ and details why the church exists and our role as God’s children. It outlines the seven sacraments, roles in the catholic church, from vestments to what’s inside the church…etc.

This booklet also offers:
Your Guide for the Mass: Mass responses, prayers ad commentary. Whether you are a guest or a long time parishioner, this publication is a great teaching and reviewing aid that will help in the overall disposition of your worshipping congregation. It is as low as $1 each. A great Christmas or Easter take-a-way!!! Check it out today!! 

Lighthouse Catholic Media

 This website provides a massive array of resources including mp3’s, cd’s, books, bibles, videos, and more! Many of the best Catholic authors and speakers are available here. One recommendation is Fr. Mike Schmitz’s, “Jesus is…,” a great evangelical talk about Christ.

A Minute in the Church 


 
 

In this easy to read 48 page booklet, you’ll find 37 one-minute teachings on how to explain and defend Catholic teaching.

Using faith, reason and a healthy dose of Scripture, this book helps to answer common objections to Catholic teaching from non-Catholics and Catholics alike.

 The Mass Explained CD

 

The best explanation on the Mass ever recorded, featuring the Real Presence in the Eucharist, the amazing Untold History of the Mass, and a nuts-and-bolts "Walk-Through" of the Parts of the Mass. Whether you attend Mass regularly or not, your sacramental life will be enriched immeasurably. A powerful, proven tool for parish education programs, from First Communion prep to RCIA and beyond.

 A Minute in the Church: The Mass

This is an excellent book to learn about the Mass. It is clear, concise and very understandable. This is wonderful gift to give to someone who has fallen away from the church or is considering coming back. Your parish guests will love to take this home and learn about the gift of the mass. Gus Lloyd truly has a gift of explaining all things about our Catholic faith.

 Pillar of Fire Pillar of Truth

 

Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth is a powerful, yet concise booklet that clearly defines the core beliefs of the Catholic faith! Each topic is easy to read and easy to understand. And everything is cross-referenced to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and supported by Sacred Scripture. Your guests will love this resource!

 Dynamic Catholic

 

This is a fantastic resource! Dynamic Catholic offers great books to pass out for $1. This website also offers free resources of all sorts. A must to check out!

 Lighthouse Media

 

Lighthouse Catholic Media, a member of the Augustine Institute Family is a resource every parish should take advantage of. An excellent resource of books, cd’s about the catholic faith that can be purchase in bulk for a nominal fee. Your Christmas guests can learn about the catholic faith with many really amazing and entertaining cd’ and books. A must for any parish with an evangelistic heart.

This resource explains the “hospitality” reason we do what we do at the parish in welcoming all who come through our doors. This site has excellent resources to help your team bring awareness of why we must have excellent Hospitality.
This resource explains the “hospitality” reason we do what we do at the parish in welcoming all who come through our doors. This site has excellent resources to help your team bring awareness of why we must have excellent Hospitality.
This resource explains the “hospitality” reason we do what we do at the parish in welcoming all who come through our doors. This site has excellent resources to help your team bring awareness of why we must have excellent Hospitality.
Reference this information directly at http://www.aod.org/hospitality/