General Information – Ushers are responsible for the overall traffic flow into and out of the church. Welcoming and seating, taking up the collection, ensuring the pews are set and ready, answering questions, assisting with matters of safety, and ensuring steps and sidewalks are clear for parishioners and guests are some of the main duties of an usher. As the “first impression” for those entering the church, an usher is an important ambassador of the parish.
Time commitment – interested candidates will receive training before being asked to serve. Once on board, Ushers should arrive at the church 25 minutes before Mass and stay after Mass to ensure the pews are ready for use.
Interested? – If you are a registered parishioner who has received the sacrament of confirmation and have a desire to serve God in this way, we would love to have you join this ministry. All interested parties are encouraged to call the parish office at 952-873-6564 or email us at [email protected] to learn more.
Usher Prayer (before Mass):
Lord, you make all kinds of people, even people like me. In your love, you gather them all into your Church. As you gather your people this day, help me to serve them in a Christ-like manner, even as your Son served those who gathered about him. Make me prayerful and patient, helpful and understanding, and may I radiate the joy that faith brings as I serve their needs. Give me your strength to support my fellow ministers. May all who assemble to celebrate our common faith in the risen Savior be glad of heart for being here and for having encountered your Son in one another, in our priest, at the tables of the Book and the Bread, and through the ministry of ushers like me, I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen