From a reader:
I read an article about an African Mass. Apparently the Mass is the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite with African inculturations. Included in the entry procession are Extraordinary Ministers of Hospitality. The article did not state what an Extraordinary Minister of Hospitality is. I have never heard of the position and cannot find an article on it. I found an article on Hospitality Ministers. If you have time for an answer, I would be grateful.
Some years ago I attended in Rome a conference on liturgy and sacred music. One of the panelists was a Cardinal from Africa (not Card. Arinze). Someone asked him when we might see an African rite. His Eminence was amused. He responded that in his country alone there were hundreds of languages, each language reflecting a culture. On the other hand, Latin was useful for bringing people together.
So, I have no idea what an African Mass is.
As far as what an “Extraordinary Ministers of Hospitality” would be… I am at a loss. The extra… ushers? Collection takers? Another way to describe Extraordinary Ministers of Communion?