St. Patrick Church is a very welcoming and hospitable parish! Guests, visiting priests and parish members are welcomed with a smile no matter which Mass they attend. Participants in this ministry have a ready smile and willing-to-help attitude that greet all those upon entering the church building.
Ushers and Greeters assist those attending Mass in finding a place to sit, pass the collection baskets at Offertory, usher the assembly in an orderly fashion at Communion as well as distribute bulletins and other necessary information. Participants are requested to arrive at Mass early in order to be at their assigned places (entry doors, etc) when guests arrive at Mass. Other assigned duties are replacing the missals and hymn books in the pews after each Mass, thereby ensuring that a reverent and clean atmosphere is available for the next Mass. Participants are scheduled for a month at a time and are asked to get a replacement if an unexpected illness or absence occurs. Ushers and Greeters are requested by the Ministry Leader for Holy Day Masses and seasonal celebrations.
The parish hosts an annual ministry potluck for those who serve as Usher-Greeter, usually during the late winter months. St. Patrick Church relies on the time, talent and treasure of those persons participating in the Usher-Greeter Ministry, and thanks you for the commitment of your God-given talent.