"Contribute to the needs of the holy ones, exercise hospitality." Romans 12:13
The usher ministry finds it's roots in Hebrew scripture. The Second Book of Kings speaks of the “doorkeepers” who collected money offerings from the people (2 Kings 22:4). Ushers are liturgical ministers, assuring the comfort of the assembly in the worship space and performing various functions during the liturgy. The usher ministry at St. Mary's is open to men, women, singles, couples, families, youth, young adults, and seniors. Some ushers have served the community for decades, while others have joined the ministry fairly recently. Ushers are needed for every weekend and Holy Day mass.