At PrayTell, check out a discussion on holding doors for people on the outside of the church building.
But here’s a question for you armchair liturgists: do you recommend your clergy–priests and deacons–greet people *before Mass* like Chuck Middendorf’s pastor?
Our pastor greets everyone outside: rain or wind or snow, assisted by one regular doorman. 30 minutes before Mass.
Parishioners love it. The pastor meets visitors. Learns parish news. Win win for everyone.
Plus a priest in his chasuble is the best free advertising in a busy downtown community.