The Ministry of Hospitality
"I was a stranger and you welcomed me"
What is the Ministry? The Ministry of Hospitality, or more commonly known as ushers, is the oldest lay ministry in the Catholic Church. Our mission is to effectively serve the worshipping community with joy, dependability, kindness, reverence and helpfulness to prepare our sisters and brothers for the joyous participation in the Eucharistic Celebration.
What Do Ushers Do? Our primary duties include greeting and welcoming parishioners as they enter the church, helping them find seats, gathering the collection, assisting with the Eucharistic Celebration, and wishing everyone a good day at the conclusion of the Mass. Ushers also attend to emergency situations and any other requests by the Celebrant during the Mass.
Ushers serve on teams of 5-6 individuals that are assigned to specific Mass Times (e.g., Saturday 5:30PM, Sunday 9AM, etc. ) In addition, ushers are asked to support special Masses, such as Holidays and Holy Days of Obligation.
Who Can Be an Usher? The Ministry of Hospitality is open to all - men, women, adolescents, couples, and families - and only requires parishioners who being friendliness, warmth, commitment, and initiative.
"The faith of the Ushers enable them to see Christ's presence in individuals and in the gathered community of believers. Ushers can handle emergency situations with courage aplomb. They carry a dignity about themselves even when performing necessary menial tasks."
How Can I Join?
Call Barry Robichaux.