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George Fernandes 416-493-0016​


Under the direction of the Liturgical Hospitality Coordinator, the Liturgical Hospitality: Greeters & Ushers serve the Liturgy by helping to establish a climate of welcome, helpfulness and order among those gathered. They assist the assembly with practical details so that the Liturgy and Sacred Rites can be celebrated with ease and grace.


  • Ensures that the Church is presentable and welcoming.
  • Arrives early with appropriate attire.
  • Welcomes parishioners as they arrive, being attentive to newcomers, children, the elderly and those with special needs.
  • Offers information or assistance regarding the parish, the Liturgy, the facilities, parish registration procedures, location of restrooms, special events and seating arrangements.
  • Helps the assembly by handing out hymnals, receiving collections and seating late arrivals and persons with disabilities.
  • Ensures that a family/group has been designated to present gifts.
    Responds appropriately to particular needs or emergencies within the assembly.
  • Assists in the movement of the assembly during Holy Communion.
  • Carries the collection up when gifts are being presented.
  • Assists with the departure of the assembly.
  • Participates fully in the Liturgy as an exemplary member of the assembly.
  • Carries out other functions as requested by the Pastor and/or Pastoral Team.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Registered and in good standing with the Church, Pastor and community.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Is recognized within the parish community as a person of good reputation.
  • Has the ability to work with others as a team.

Personal Traits and Qualities

  • Desires to serve the community and to commit time and talents to this ministry.
  • Honest, dependable and can maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Is able to collaborate well with others and enjoys teamwork.
  • Has a helpful, supportive and non-threatening attitude when working with people.
  • Is comfortable with being accountable and is sensitive to the observance of proper boundaries.
  • Has a spirit of generosity.

​​​Orientation and Training

Standard parish orientation program and training provided by the Liturgical Hospitality Coordinator.