Parishioners who greet and welcome everyone, specially visitors, as they enter the church at every regularly scheduled Weekend Mass, at Masses offered during the Christmas and Easter Season and other liturgical celebrations, and at various parish functions. The Greeters are part of the Welcoming Ministry of the parish.
Their role is one of offering a friendly, welcoming presence to those coming to worship and answering any questions they might have about the liturgy or the parish. If they are unable to answer questions, they find the answers or re-direct inquiries to the appropriate person or service. Occasionally, Greeters will be asked to distribute printed materials to parishioners and visitors as they enter the church.
God gives gifts or charisms to each one of us to build up the Kingdom of God. A Greeter has been given special abilities to make their ministry effective and build up the body of Christ. The ministry of greeting is perhaps one of the most crucial in the Church because it is one of the most visible. It is a ministry vital to the evangelizing mission of the Church.
Any interested parishioners or families are encouraged to join in this ministry.