For the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve.Matthew 20:28
Hospitality is at the heart of all that Jesus did. As an Usher, we are the hands of Jesus reaching out to make all feel cared for and welcomed. Ushers are the organizational force of the Mass. They welcome and keep count of those who attend each Mass. They may assist parishioners in finding a seat or look for people experiencing medical distress. They should be aware of those who might need assistance in receiving Holy Communion and alert Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to serve them. Ushers also collect and deposit the offertory collection. They provide bulletins as you leave, ensuring that all members of the parish have the valuable information and announcements the bulletin provides. The ushers are a huge reason that a Mass runs smoothly.