An Usher is the first official representative of the congregation seen when entering the church. Ushers play many roles before, during and after Mass. The primary role of an Usher is to help people feel welcome and comfortable when they come to church. Ushers are an outward sign of our parish’s hospitality and commitment to Christian service. Ushers also play an important role in ensuring that various parts of the mass flow smoothly and in an organized manner. They facilitate the communion procession, gather the weekly offering, direct the gift bearers and attend to the needs of the parishioners as necessary. After mass, Ushers make sure that nothing has been left in the pews, lock the doors, turn off the lights and make sure that books and materials are presentable for the next mass.