An Usher’s presence, attitude, and demeanor – or lack thereof – can make a difference in helping someone experience God’s love and in enter into the Sacrament. In a profound way, ministers therefore help to build up the community, the Church, and the Kingdom of God.
The qualities agreed upon for Usher’s are: Kindness, dependability, reverence, graciousness and proper dress.
Typically an Usher:
a. Assists with greeting and welcoming people to liturgies
b. Assists people in finding a place to sit
c. Directs foot traffic when necessary
d. Hands out participation materials (worship aids, missalettes, etc.)
e. Takes up the collection and offerings
f. Assists in emergencies
g. Hands out bulletins
h. Willingness to usher if someone who is scheduled does not show up.