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.
- 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.