I confess copying a topic from PrayTell. I have never had good fruitfulness with the effort of gathering liturgical ministers before Mass.
In one parish, I had to actively discourage it, as one priest liked to have “wrestling matches” with the older servers, and another regular visitor used to ask servers to help him get his cincture tight by pressing on his belly. Enough said?
In my current parish, we have no servers. The priests greet parishioners before Mass as well as after. Only one lector is in the opening procession, and we only use extended processions during Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.
I like the idea in principle. Our music groups pray after warm-ups, usually about 10-15 minutes before Mass. One of my directors has a long-standing tradition that after the prayer, the members offer peace to one another. Then, at the sign of peace, they all move into the assembly and exchange peace there. I like that tradition.
How would you pray before Mass, if you would institute it in your community? Who would be included?