Ushers smile, greet, and welcome parishioners as part of the hospitality before Mass. The men and women who serve in this ministry are both hosts and housekeepers for the Lord’s Supper. They are responsible for the seating of parishioners, especially parishioners with special needs, taking up the collection, presentation of the gifts for Holy Communion, organizing the Communion procession, and distribution of bulletins at the conclusion of Mass. They ensure that the Lord’s house is in order before, during. and after the celebration of Mass. The Usher Ministry of Hospitality is open to all. Couples and families are encouraged to join this ministry.