Ushers & Greeters
Ministers of Hospitality
The Usher or Greeter is usually the first representative of the parish encountered by people coming to Mass. Ushers and Greeters serve the parish community by being a visible sign of "welcome" to members of the parish community and visitors alike. They greet people in the name of the parish community and help to make them feel at home. They provide a sense of order at liturgies, escorting both friend and stranger into the worshipping assembly and assisting members of the assembly with special needs, and they answer questions. They take the collection and they recruit a family or group of individuals to bring the gifts of bread and wine forward to the altar. They hand out bulletins at the end of the liturgy.