What is an Usher?
Jesus used his disciples as ushers when he sent them to prepare the way for his arrival and in the way they assisted the assembling crowd and directed those in need.
Today, the Ushers are the doorkeeper in the House of God and attend and guard the doors at all times during mass services. In addition to the Parish Greeters they are one of the first persons of church authority one meets as he/she enters the church.
Although the weekly church bulletins are usually prominently displayed for taking, a recognizable Usher is usually the one person that many parishioners will direct their questions regarding bulletins, mass schedules, celebrants, collection envelopes and many other matters.
The Usher is the walking caretaker of the church and is usually the presumably knowledgeable contact one may readily see.
Obligations and Duties of the Ushers
The obligations and duties of the Ushers are not only to distribute the weekly bulletins and pass the collection baskets but they also serve as greeters and public relations representatives and are an extension of the physical rules and policies established by the Parish Pastor.
All Ushers should arrive at church at least thirty (30) minutes prior to the appointed mass. This allows sufficient time to insure the church is properly prepared for the arriving parishioners and guests.
All pews should be cleared of any debris, papers, and bulletins. Missalettes and song books should be in their proper racks.
Collection baskets should be placed in their aisle positions.
Greeting and assistance in seating of fellow church members should be a pleasant action for all concerned.
Ushers needed at all Masses. If you would like to be a doorkeeper in the House of God please contact,