Ushers welcome parishioners as they enter the church, helping them find seats before the Mass has started. When late-comers arrive, the ushers help to minimize disruptions in the seating process. They are responsible for taking up the Collection and for distributing materials, including the bulletin, as parishioners exit the church after the Eucharistic Celebration.
An Usher's Prayer
"Lord, as your people gather today to keep your Sabbath holy, make me prayerful, patient, helpful, and understanding, and may I radiate the joy that faith brings as I serve their needs. Amen."