Ministry of Hospitality (Ushers)
Ushers are the organizational force of the Mass. They welcome and keep count of those who attend each Mass. They may assist parishioners in finding a seat or look for people experiencing medical distress. They should be aware of those who might need assistance in receiving Holy Communion and alert Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to serve them. Ushers also collect and deposit the offertory collection. They provide bulletins as you leave, ensuring that all members of the parish have the valuable information and announcements the bulletin provides. The ushers are a huge reason that a Mass runs smoothly.
Who can be an Usher?
To be an usher, you must:
- Be a practicing Catholic, distinguished in your Christian life, faith and morals
- Be at least 16 years old
- Have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist
- Demonstrate a deep reverence for and devotion to the holy Mass
- Possess the requisite abilities and temperament to carry out their assigned duties
- Complete Safe Environment training annually
Prayer for Hospitality Minister
Lord Jesus, you welcomed all who came into your presence. May I reflect that same spirit through this ministry of hospitality. May your light shine in my heart this day. Remove from me anything that would stand in the way of radiating your presence.
As people enter this Church to worship and praise You, may they hear your voice in my words and see your love in my actions. May my “welcome” reflect our joy at their presence amid my “good-by” encourage them to return soon.
I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and ask your blessing upon all my efforts. I ask this through our God who is the giver of all gifts.