Ushers assist in the ministry of hospitality by welcoming the stranger and helping the faithful find seating in the more crowded liturgies.
• They assist in the communal action by taking up the collection, recruiting gift bearers to take up the gifts, instructing the faithful who take the gifts to the altar and directing the communion procession when needed.
• Ushers handle the tasks of hospitality and administration that ensure a dignified flow of the liturgy.
• Ushers are prepared to get emergency assistance if anyone present should need it.
Those who desire to serve as minister of hospitality ‐‐ whether Usher of Greeter ‐‐ should be faithful members of the Church. They should be of good character and reputation. Respect for others, discretion and appropriate decorum are the hallmarks of a minister of hospitality. These qualities are found in a mature Christian, and are qualities that transcend chronological age.
• The minister should be comfortable meeting and greeting others. They must always extend a sense of welcome to others and make them feel at home. Such qualities are a blessing, especially to the stranger in our midst.