As Director of Discipleship, I will be researching programs and developing teams to serve our parish needs. I have identified two areas initially. The teams I would like to form are a Welcoming Team and a Parish Support Team.
The Welcoming Team will serve as greeters before each weekend Mass. The goal of this ministry is to make every person feel welcome as they come to Mass. Some volunteers will be asked to stand outside to open the doors for people as they approach our Church. Others will be in the Narthex to greet each person, to familiarize people with the facility as needed (restrooms, cry room, elevator), and to distribute song sheets. This role requires a commitment of 30 minutes before Mass. Each Mass will need 4-6 volunteers.
The Parish Support Team will serve after Mass to answer questions from visitors and parishioners. These volunteers will help newcomers with questions about our parish, as well as assist with parish and religious education registrations. Additional duties will include fulfilling requests for Mass intentions and answering questions about the various ministries within the parish. This role requires a commitment of 20-30 minutes after Mass. Each Mass will need 1-2 volunteers.
Each member of these teams should be friendly, gracious, and always have a smile on his/her face!
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