The St. Mary’s Greeter ministry is generally the first interaction newcomers or visitors to the parish
encounter. The number one reason newcomers come back to church is hospitality. Admittedly,
this gets played out in a number of ways over the course of a person’s weekend experience.
However, more often than not, the most impactful way is a gentle smile and friendly greeting at
the front door. That greeting makes all the difference when it comes to influencing the unchurched
or newcomer’s feelings and sense of belonging as they step into our church.