Ministry of Hospitality
As an Usher, you will perform a very important service for the members of our community who come to celebrate the Liturgy. Your ministry is to greet those entering our Church, ushering late-comers to pews, collection at the Offertory, and arranging for gift-bearers, with the cross-bearer, for the Presentation of the Gifts.
What you do and how well you do it will help people to feel a sense of welcoming and belonging when they come to church. This Ministry helps all who enter St. Catherine Church grow in their love of God and help them in their participation at the Liturgy.
Friendly and welcoming disposition. A smile! Ability to direct parishioners to the space in pews, and politely guide parishioners to make room for others, in a quiet way, as to not distract people from prayer.
Also, ability to take up the collection in a timely manner after the Gifts have been brought up.
To reliably come to Mass early enough to greet parishioners, and choose those who would bring up the Gifts.
Ushers are especially needed since presently there are too few for the numbers of parishioners each Saturday and Sunday. More are necessary to allow ushers to have some weekends per month that they are not serving.
November 23, 2013Ushers are an important part of the liturgical ministry. That may sound a bit odd, but usher do a lot more than simply take up the collections. They are also sup-posed to welcome folks into the Church and to assist people in locating a seat—even those who come in after the Mass has already begun. If we are to truly be a welcoming Church, then it isn’t enough simply to say “join us” but rather we have to welcome them into our family by more than words. CLICK TO READ MORE...