Hospitality Ministries

Hospitality Ministries

'When I was a stranger, you welcomed me.' Matt 25:35

Jesus Christ teaches that whenever we welcome one of the least of our sisters and brothers, we welcome Christ Himself.  Parishioners of a stewardship parish seek to see the face of Christ in one another.  Hospitality is the cornerstone of stewardship, because it opens the door to a person’s heart and allows them to receive joy, grace and love.  Hospitality is Christian kindness.  Our many hospitality ministries listed below offer parishioners opportunities to offer and experience Christian hospitality, one of the four pillars of stewardship at Prince of Peace Catholic Parish.

Adult Socials

This ministry plans and executes both large and small group outings and other social events on campus for parish adults.  Activities are announced in the church bulletin, on our Facebook page and in the monthly e-news.  Contact Catherine Moore for more information.

First Friday Novena Socials

Come and enjoy the Continental breakfast and fun social atmosphere that this ministry provides after every first Friday Novena Mass.  Or, perhaps you would like to volunteer to plan and execute this monthly event.  Contact Janice Alegria or Caroline Hay for more information.

Funeral Refreshments

This ministry sets up and serves either a meal or light refreshments to the family and friends of the deceased after the funeral.  Contact Barb Ranieri for more information.

Ladies’ Monthly Social

This ministry group provides an opportunity for women of the parish to meet at local restaurants for lunch on the first Thursday of each month.  Contact Carol Fisher for more information.

Mass Greeters

This ministry welcomes parishioners and visitors as they arrive at Mass on Saturday evening or to one of the Sunday Masses.  Volunteers arrive 20 minutes before Mass begins and are stationed at the church entrances to greet all who arrive. 

Minus One

This ministry offers a support and social group for anyone who is minus a person they loved in their life, regardless of circumstance.  They meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 10 am - 11:30 am at the church. Contact Charlotte Shipic, 205-425-0061, for more information.

Seniors’ Socials

Each month our seniors gather for a social lunch at 11:30 am and play BINGO afterward until approximately 1 pm.  The seniors' social ministry volunteers cook and serve lunch to this group on the third Tuesday of the month.   Volunteers typically arrive between 8:30 am and 9:30 am and remain to clean up after the meal.  Seniors interested in attending RSVP to the church office prior to the event each month.  To volunteer contact Rosemary Carnley.

Special Events

This ministry assists the church office as requested to provide support for special events.  Volunteers will help plan event menus and décor and be on site at the event to set up, serve, troubleshoot, and clean up.  All food, beverage and décor expenses are handled by the church office.  For more information, contact Stacy Stone.

Youth Sports

Prince of Peace invites all children of the parish who attend religious education classes and all Prince of Peace Catholic School students to participate in our parish-sponsored sports.  Our teams compete against other Catholic school teams in the Birmingham Diocese in the Toybowl league.  

Middle school students from Catholic parishes throughout the diocese are also eligible to try out or join  the John Carroll Catholic middle school teams:  basketball, cheer, cross country, dance, football and volleyball.  For more information about JCCHS middle school sports, contact JCCHS Middle School Athletic Director Ginny McMillian.

For more details about all sports offered, registration, and contacts as well as other information about Prince of Peace youth sports, click here.