Going to church should be a joyful and uplifting experience. This should begin at once upon entering the church and being greeted with a welcoming smile and a friendly word by a passkeeper as he/she hands over a hymn book and a newsletter. Both parishioners and visitors should be able to look to him/her with confidence for guidance and information, trusting him/her to ensure that the liturgy will be allowed to proceed with due solemnity and dignity.

Passkeepers will:

  • Welcome parishioners and visitors to Sunday Mass and point out facilities and fire exits.
  • Distribute newsletters and hymn books and tidy away after Mass
  • Arrange for collections to be taken up
  • Organise the Offertory procession

Passkeepers also play an important role should the church require to be evacuated.

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