Greeter Tips

  • Wear proper attire.
  • Arrive 30 minutes before Mass begins.
  • Put on a nametag from the top shelf of the bookshelf.
  • Stand in the center of the narthex facing both doors OR stand closer to each door.
  • Smile and be friendly.  You are the face of Sacred Heart.
  • Feel free to be obvious so people know they are being welcomed.
  • Be prepared to assist those who need help opening doors or entering the church.
  • Stay until mass begins.

By offering hospitality to guests, greeters are an essential part of the Sacred Heart parish family.   The practice of hospitality to strangers by the Christian community is older than the Church itself.   Today in our mobile society, people come to a new church for many reasons, often because some important change has just occurred in their lives.  It takes courage to attend a new church.  It is vital that the greeters and the members of the community help to make guests feel welcome.  They need to be welcomed and feel a part of a worshiping community so that we are able to maintain our roots in the Gospel and worship as a part of God’s family.  Greeters are an essential part of living out our parish vision statement and being church in the world.

(Parts of this statement is from the Greeter’s Handbook by Kevin Anderson and Irene Beattie.)