September 25, 2017

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Ministers of Hospitality

What does a minister of hospitality do?

As minister of hospitality, usher/greeter, you are responsible for welcoming parishioners and visitors into the church, selecting a family to bring up the offertory gifts, taking the collection(s), wishing everyone a good day, distributing bulletins at the end of mass, and bringing deposits to the bank.

What are the qualities of an usher?

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.  They are honest and dependable.  Ushers handle emergency situations with courage and composure.

Which mass will I be assigned to? How often do I serve?

Ushers are scheduled on a three month rotation, one month on two months off.  You choose which mass time you want to usher. 

What’s the time commitment?

Generally, the time commitment is about 15 minutes before and after your mass. That may vary depending on the particular mass you serve.

Are there meetings?

Our only meetings are when there are changes to our routine, or when called for by our pastor or liturgist. Generally, the meetings are very few and average once or twice a year. A training session will be provided for all new ministers of hospitality.

Whom should I contact if I have more questions?

Feel free to speak to any of the ushers that serve at our masses and talk with them about their experience as usher. If you have any further questions, please contact the Parish Office by phone:

952-227-4000 or by e-mail: receptionist@gachaska.org.

Requirements:

  • a registered parishioner
  • received the sacrament of confirmation
  • wish to serve God

Can you serve as a minister of hospitality?  Are you interested in becoming an usher?  Contact the Parish Office by phone: 952-227-4000 or by e-mail: receptionist@gachaska.org.

An Usher’s Prayer

Lord, in your love you gather your people this day,

help me to serve them in a Christ-like manner,

even as you son Jesus served those who gathered about him.

Make me prayerful, patient, helpful and understanding,

and may I radiate the joy that faith brings as I serve their needs.

Give me your strength to support my fellow ministers.

May all who assemble to celebrate our common faith in the risen savior

be glad of heart for being here and for having encountered

your son in one another, in our priest, at the tables of the book and the bread,

and through the ministry of ushers like me.

I ask this in Jesus’ name.

Amen.