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Hosting Hospitality

Here at St. Josaphat Parish we strive to be a welcoming Catholic community offering "hospitality" after our Family Masses and other special masses. Hospitality offers our parishioners and guests an opportunity to socialize at the back of church as they share in coffee, juice, and goodies.
Family Masses are scheduled about once every three weeks during the school year, and these masses are indicated on the parish calendar. A St. Josaphat School class "hosts" the Family Mass. This means that students from the class welcome mass-goers at the entrances, bring up the gifts, and read the 1st and 2nd Readings (5th Grade and above). Their families also provide the goodies for hospitality and provide volunteers to set up, serve, and clean up. The room parents will help with the organization of hospitality.


Suggested Snacks for Hospitality

The parish provides the coffee & accouterments, cups, napkins, & disposable tablecloths. Volunteers are asked to provide:
  • 300 donut holes
  • 3 pints of washed strawberries
  • 3 lbs of washed grapes, cut into sprigs of 4-5
  • 1 quart of Half & Half optional (CoffeeMate powder is stored in the Beverage bin)
  • 36 juice boxes/bags (3 - 12 packs)
  • 24 mini water bottles

Instructions for Hosting Hospitality

Before Mass:
  • Put disposable tablecloths on the North and South tables that are against the back wall and pull them away from the wall to allow room for servers.
  • Set up beverages on the South table.
  • Set up food on the North table.
  • Cover all food during the Mass.
  • Please DO NOT Setup during Mass
After Mass:
  • Put leftover donuts in boxes they came in and ask staff member to take them to the rectory for Don's Helping Hands Ministry.
  • Give leftover fruit to someone to take home.
  • Replace all supplies and leftover water/juice in the correct bin.
  • Clear all items from the tables and throw away disposable tablecloths.
  • Push the tables back against the wall.
  • Take out the garbage to the alley (through the gate behind the rectory, code 0000).
  • Replace the trash can liners.

Hospitality Bin Contents

(located under the tables behind the back pews)


Behind Left Pews (Bins)

Behind Right Pews 

Juice & Coffee Cups


Serving Trays/Baskets

Plastic Drawers: Sugar/Sweetner, Creamer, Stir Sticks/Toothpicks, Disposable Tablecloths, Ziplocs, Clorox Wipes, Serving Utensils/Knives

Bin: Mini Water Bottles and Juice Bags/Boxes