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Michael Jensen

Minister of Hospitality

Welcome parishioners as an Usher & Greeter

Serve as an ambassador of Christ's compassion and warmth to all who enter our doors.

Serve with your friends and family:

This ministry is for people of all ages.

We do ask that you’re comfortable with people of all ages and can respond well to the occasional challenging situation. A certain level of maturity is needed.

Serve with a team once a month at the Mass time you already attend.

·       Current ushers and greeters can access the Minister of Hospitality secure user group page by logging into MyBasilica.

The total time commitment is very small...

  • After your training, you’ll serve at one Mass per month.
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before Mass. You often stay 10 minutes after Mass for clean up.
  • You may volunteer to serve on holy days of obligation, liturgies of the hours, and the great feasts of Christmas and Easter. There are special rehearsals for Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter.
  • Once a year, all ministries gather together.

What will I do before Mass?

  • Make sure that the worship space is free of any clutter left from a previous service.
  • Greet people at the door (paying particular attention to those who may be visiting or in need of special seating).
  • Hand out worship aids.
  • Help people find a place to sit.

What will I do during Mass?

  • You should join in the act of worship with the assembly. In addition, you will,
  • Help latecomers find seats.
  • Take up the offering.
  • Help direct the communion procession if needed.
  • Deal with any disturbances that may occur.
  • Choose the gift bearers.

Please be familiar with location of the rest rooms, the nearest phone, the first aid kit and fire extinguishers.

What do I do after Mass?

  • Distribute the weekly parish newsletter.
  • Direct people toward any social events that may be taking place.
  • Do a general clean up of the worship space to prepare for the next Mass or service.