There are four ushers at each weekend mass. Ushers are responsible for collecting the offering envelopes, distributing materials used during masses, greeting churchgoers and supervising the congregation during services in case of emergency, assistance and issues of church etiquette. Each mass has an usher captain who oversees a team of ushers. Captains communicate with their individual usher teams via email. The usher ministry does not hold regular meetings.

Longtime parishioner Chuck Svihlik serves as the usher captain at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday mass and oversees the usher ministry. He has served as an usher for more than 40 years. Ushers also take attendance each weekend by counting congregants at each mass. Usher captains typically arrive 20 to 30 minutes early for their specific mass and walk the church to make sure everything is prepared for the celebration of mass by checking to see that kneelers are upright, missalettes are in racks, pews are free of trash, and any lost-and-found items are cleared. Ushers then serve as greeters at the doors of the church as congregants walk in. Near the conclusion of mass, ushers ensure weekly bulletins are placed in the racks. They perform light housekeeping by inspecting the pews for items behind and/or trash. Ushers are always prepared to lend a helping hand before, during and at the conclusion of mass.

To learn more about becoming an Usher, contact Chuck Svihlik at (440) 526-2305.