God calls men and women to the liturgical ministry of service called Usher. The attributes of welcoming and hospitality are the hallmarks of this ministry. Those serving as Usher should possess the gift of warmly receiving the assembly into God's house. The Usher recognizes that, as the first person encountered by those entering for worship, he/she shares a sense of care and concern for the safety and comfort of those assembled. The Usher assumes an attitude of radical hospitality, where the guests are embraced, the family cared for and the movement of the liturgy enabled through your best efforts. Your joy for this service should radiate to each member of the assembly and move them to full, conscious and active participation in liturgy. Those who carry out this role will describe it as sacred, special, a unique privilege of sharing in the orderly and prayerful celebration of Christ’s gift of Real Presence.
The faith of the Ushers enables them to see Christ's presence in individuals and in the gathered community of believers. Ushers can handle emergency situations with courage and aplomb. They carry a dignity about themselves even when performing necessary menial tasks.
If you feel this may be a way in which you can give service to God and your church reach out to one of our ushers when you come to worship at Mass. You can also give Ben Holokai. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support for our church.