Thank you for your interest in volunteering to be an usher. We are looking forward to welcoming parishioners to our church and you are a vital part of this ministry.
To usher each person into the presence of God by providing an atmosphere that is free of as many distractions as possible, yet maintain freedom, order, reverence and respect.
This ministry is more than just passing the offertory basket. Ushering is a form of Christian hospitality. The usher is the first impression of the church for those who are attending Mass. The usher is even more important than flowers and music in setting the environment for the Mass. Look at your ministry as being Christ to everyone you meet. Ushers have a tremendous responsibility in creating the right atmosphere for worship and fellowship.
Greet people with a smile and say “Welcome to Our Lady of Guadalupe, it is good to see you today!” As an usher, you are often the first impression people have of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We usher the people of God into the presence of God and we assist in ushering in the presence of God. We are called to insure the orderly conduct of the people of God in the House of God. We are spiritual gatekeepers.
Conditions to be Usher
People who are called to this ministry have a positive, loving, and welcoming attitude. All parishioners over 15 years can be Ushers. This service required humble, respectful and responsible individuals with social sensibility. Ushers are friendly people who welcome all ages and nationalities. Their faith enables them to see Christ's presence in individuals and in the gathered community of believers. Ushers are honest and dependable. They carry a dignity about themselves even when performing menial tasks.