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Church of St. Alphonsus, Singapore

Ministry of Hospitality

Spiritual Directors (2017):

  • Rev Fr. Simon Tan & Br. Albert Khoo

History:

  • The wardens started sometime in the 1970's. Initially they and the lectors/commentators came under one group.
  • It was not until 1991 that they separated and each became a ministry of its own.
  • In the early years, the wardens served at the 6.30am, 7.30am, 8.30am & 5.30pm Masses.
  • In mid-1984, the 6.30am & 7.30am Masses were replaced by the 7am Mass.
  • Today the wardens are known as Ministers of Hospitality, and they used to serve at the 7am, 9am & 5.30pm Masses before redevelopment of the church,
  • Presently, the Sunday Mass times are 8am, 10am and 12pm.

Other Notes:

  • We have also recruited Ministers from the Pastoral Attachment programme, and this has been in effect for the last 2 years;
  • Currently, we have 78 active members.

Activities:

  • Reaching out and sharing with our fellow Wardens on the Vision and Mission of the Church,
  • Inculcating in fellow Wardens the spirit of servitude and to impress upon them the importance of being Ministers of Hospitality,
  • Fostering the spirit of unity and community bonding amongst all Wardens, regardless of their standing in society,
  • Engaging them in spiritual and faith formation, in the form of Rosary recitation,
  • Bible sharing, Fellowship gatherings & Retreats,
  • Collaborating with other Ministries, e.g. during Our Lady's Annual Procession, Lenten Recollection, Holy Week, Feast Days in Church.

Mission:

To make the House of GOD welcome to ALL.