What to Expect - Before Mass
More late arrivals than usual
Be patient and maintain a welcoming spirit.
More traffic / vans than usual
Use traffic cones to designate areas where cars and vans can pull over close to the church entrance to unload passengers. Schedule an usher/greeter to welcome and assist these guests.
Groups of guests with disabilities arriving from group homes or organizations
Expect greeting and seating to take additional time.
Schedule an additional usher (or recruit a friendly Mass-goer) to assist.