The "usher" or "greeter" is more accuratley referred to as a Minister of Hospitality (MH). These volunteers are youth, men and women who welcome people and offer them hospitality when they arrive at church for mass or another functions.
We all know how important first impressions are, so the MH plays a very precious role in making sure the church appears to be what she is: a place where all are welcomed warmly and made to feel at home.
The role of the MH includes: offering people seating, choosing people to carry up the procession of the gifts to the altar in the offertory procession, taking up the collection, distributing bulletins as people leave after mass, as well as taking care of special needs as they arise.
Parishioners are trained for this ministry and serve on a rotating basis.
Contact: Carlo Sala