Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

Ushers

Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers and sisters, especially for strangers; they have testified to your love before the church. Please help them in a way worthy of God to continue their journey.
3 John: 5-6

The ministry of ushers is the oldest lay ministry in the Catholic Church. The ushers of today have descended from a long line of people of God who have gone before them. During the time of Christ, the doorkeepers of the temple numbered in the hundreds and were the forerunners of today’s ushers.

The ministry of the usher is fundamentally one of hospitality – it is an essential way that we make our faith in Christ visible to others. The usher is usually the first person someone (whether new or a “regular”) sees when arriving for worship. This ministry of welcome and hospitality sets the tone for everyone’s worship experience that day. The usher’s presence alone may meet their need for a godly connection – perhaps it’s been a difficult week for them or one full of joy. In any case, ushers are the ones who will meet and greet them first in the name of the Lord and extend a hand or offer a smile that says, “it’s good that you are here.”

Coordinators:

  • 5:30 Vigil Mass: Jeff Hood
  • 7:30 a.m. Mass: Gary Kozel
  • 9:30 a.m. Mass: Jeanette Cottrell
  • 11:30 a.m. Mass: Rich Madansky

Staff Liaison: Janet Payton, 330.722.6633