The use of ushers as gatekeepers and temple guards is deeply rooted in Scripture and tradition. Ushers are called to provide a very special service in their exercise of a true liturgical ministry.
They are Ministers of the Church and servants of the faithful community when it gathers to celebrate the Eucharist. The role of the usher requires a commitment to Christ in His Church, together with a deep sense of being an instrument of the community appointed to assist its growth in the Spirit of Jesus. Strangers need to be put at ease; visitors need to be welcomed; the physically and mentally handicapped need to experience the love of the community. Ushers deep concern for the community include the tasks of seating people, collecting offerings, assisting in emergencies and distributing bulletins. Any responsible adult member of the Parish is welcome to become an usher.
It is appropriate and a good practice for ushers to develop the habit of taking time to prepare for service with quiet prayer and if possible, a reflective reading of Scripture. The ushers primary duties and responsibilities include greeting and welcoming parishioners as they enter the church, helping them to find seats, taking up the collection, passing out the church bulletin and to wish everyone a good day at the conclusion of the Eucharistic Celebration.
If you would like to serve in this ministry, please contact us at email@example.com.