Ushers

Coordinator: Tom Atkins, 347-1637, tomjaga1@aol.com.

“There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit; there are many different ways of serving, but it is always the same Lord. There are many different forms of activity, but in everybody it is the same God who is at work in them all. The particular manifestation of the Spirit granted to each one is to be used for the general good.” (1 Corinthians 12: 4-6)

Ushers are men, women and youth who are needed to volunteer their time at Mass to greet parishioners, assist in the seating, take up weekly collections, distribute the bulletins after Mass, tidy up the church after Mass, and assist the Pastor/Priest when needed. Punctuality is key to the Ushers’ ministry so they may welcome parishioners and visitors as they arrive for worship. With cheerful hearts they put a smile on the faces of those arriving for worship help them to feel comfortable and welcomed. The first parishioner to interact with a visitor who is just arriving is the Usher and, as we know, first impressions matter.

Diocese of St. Augustine’s General Norms for Lay Liturgical Ministers, click here.