Welcoming

 
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Role/Activity
  • Welcoming at Mass
Contact
Description of role/activity
  • Greet parishioner and visitors
  • Hand out newsletter/order of service etc
  • Identify newcomers
  • Organise offertory procession
  • Usher people to their seats when church is at near full capacity
  • Assist with particular needs e.g. positioning of a wheelchair/buggy, glass of water, directions to toilets etc
Support provided
  • Initially you will partner an experienced Welcomer at one Mass
  • A guideline leaflet is provided
  • The Welcoming coordinator will communicate any changes/special instructions ahead of time e.g. Christmas and Easter
  • At least one meeting a year for Welcomers
Time required
  • Approx 1 Mass every 9 weeks
  • Arrive half an hour before Mass to put out/check the leaflets on the benches and then greet parishioners
  • Remain for 20 minutes after Mass to tidy leaflets (at 5.30pm and 8.15am Masses)/put leaflets away (at 10.30am Mass).
  • Arrange a replacement if you are unable to serve at a particular Mass (a contact list is provided)