Welcome to the Ministry of the Ushers!
Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me, welcomes the One who sent me” (Mt. 10:40).
Your willingness to respond to your Baptismal call to serve the people of God, in the capacity of an Usher, reflects your commitment to Christ. Your willingness to arrive on time and to be a friendly, welcoming presence to those coming to worship here at St. Mary’s is a further reflection of your willingness to respond fully to your Baptismal call.
When you assure a welcoming presence, while ensuring orderly seating at all Masses offered in this Parish, you enhance the beauty of the Liturgy and become an instrument through whom God may be present to members of the assembly. “For the sake of my relatives and friends, I will say, ‘Peace be with you!’ For the sake of the house of our Lord, I will pray for your good.” (Ps 122:8-9) and “I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of the wicked.” (Ps 84:11)
Once you are commissioned to serve in the ministry, you will be issued an identifying ministry badge signifying that you are an Usher. Wear this badge humbly for it signifies that you have accepted the awesome privilege of welcoming and being for others a representative of a welcoming gracious, God!
God bless your efforts!