Ushering at St. Mary is much more than picking up the collection at Masses. Ushers arrive at the church 1/2 hour before Mass begins to greet people coming into church and be available to answer any questions asked. The ushers also assist the handicapped and elderly and ask if they will need Communion brought to them at distribution. The captain of the ushers asks a family to take up the offertory gifts during Mass. At the end of each Mass, ushers assist with passing out bulletins and accepting donations for St. Vincent DePaul (on the first weekend of each month). After people have left the church, ushers straighten the missals and songbooks in the pews and check for any personal items mistakenly left behind.
Ushers are always needed and are asked to contact our usher liaison to become part of this important ministry. For contact information, please see our Parish Guide located on our Forms page.