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Ushers & Greeters

Does it seem a small thing to you that the God of Israel has chosen you from among all the people of Israel to be near him as you serve in the Lord's Tabernacle and to stand before the people to minister to them?  (Numbers 16:9)

One of the very earliest ministries in the Catholic Church, Ushers are aware of the ongoing needs of the entire assembly during Mass, helping participants to find their way, feel welcome, and be cared for. 

Before Mass, Ushers assist people in locating seats. During Mass, they assist in taking up the collection and in the Presentation of the Gifts. Ushers are also trained to respond to various emergencies, such as helping to corral escaping toddlers, assisting worshipers who become ill, providing additional seating, and making sure that everyone receives a parish bulletin on the way out of church. Ushers perform their ministry with care and diplomacy, endeavoring to keep order while enabling everyone to feel at home. 

If you can assist us as an Usher at Our Lady of Refuge, please contact:

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