The Catholic Hospitality Training Institute exists to empower parishes for the work of evangelization. From transforming the parish office environment to using the right language when interacting with guests and parishioners, we equip staff members to make the parish a welcoming environment. Simply put, we empower church employees to share Jesus Christ. Parish, school, and diocesan support staff have a unique capacity to evangelize. Oftentimes the first 3 minutes a visitor spends with the person of first contact in the parish decides whether they will stay at the parish or leave. Through our unique one-day hospitality training, your first contact staff (administrative assistants, business managers, custodians, ushers, principals, Christian charity coordinators, and event planners) will be evangelized and prepared to receive others in the name of Jesus Christ. Additionally, the Catholic Hospitality Training Institute provides ongoing training and materials that can be shared with the entire staff.