Ministry of Hospitality

Ushers and greeters are considered ministers of hospitality. They are usually the first persons the parishioners and visitors meet as they gather for the Celebration of the Mass, Evening Prayer, or other special celebrations. Ushers greet people and assist in seating people. They make sure that the church is cleaned and that the pews are straightened and in order for the next mass.

They greet arriving parishioners and guests, making them feel welcome. They act as first responders if someone is in distress. They ensure that the Lord’s house is in order before, during and after the celebration of Mass. All members of St. Charles are invited to participate in this ministry.