Ministers of Hospitality

Activity Objective

To allow the children to experience the role of the hospitality ministry as the greeter and the greeted

Lesson Outcome

The children will learn the importance of the ministry of hospitality.


  • Chart?with dates when children are assigned to be Ministers of Hospitality for the session


  • Discuss the job of greeters before Mass.
  • Ask the children if they notice them in their parish.
  • Assign two children to be the greeters for each session.
  • Role-play the expected behavior.
  • Post the chart for the children to view and remind them of their session before their turn.
  • Have the greeters stand inside the door to greet the other children at the start of the session.
  • Encourage the greeters to shake hands and say hello as the other children come through the door.
  • Ask the children to reflect on how it feels to be welcomed to the session and how it felt to be the ministers of hospitality.

Learning Styles

People Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


Assign two children to work together, matching shy children with outgoing partners.

Encourage the children to be a few minutes early when it is their turn to be greeters.


Encourage shy children to smile and look up.