Contact:
Mark Vinciguerra
(518) 877-8954
mvinciguerra@registerstar.com

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 Greeters & Ushers

Corpus Christi is a warm, spiritually involved, Roman Catholic Parish with a strong sense of community, as inspired by the second Vatican council. We draw our strength from the celebration of the Word and Eucharist. Our Mission, rooted in the example and teaching of Jesus, is to: Reach within and beyond our community with love, compassion and healing; Offer opportunities for lifelong faith formation; Foster lay leadership and ministries in all aspects of parish life; Accept all persons in their diversity of faith and life experience; Encourage and nurture families in their many diversities as they grow in faith; and, Help support each other in our pursuit of Christ-like lives.

The Ushers and greeters ministries at Corpus Christi play a pivotal role in the church’s mission.  From the initial smile that greets parishioners and visitors alike, to assisting with functions essential to the Mass and beyond, these volunteers are truly the “face of the parish.”


GREETERS


The Greeters' goal is to have attendance be a positive, enjoyable experience for our regular parishioners and any visitors who are with us.  What better way than with a warm welcome and a smile as they walk through the door!  Obviously, what we do is greet people as they come to church.

We are looking for those who can commit a little of their time and talents to this ministry. It's not hard work. All you really need is a smile and an enthusiastic attitude.

With a welcoming smile greeters open the door for parishioners as they arrive at church.  It is an invitational and evangelizing ministry for all to share in the gifts of the faith community, liturgy and hospitality of Corpus Christi.  Greeters are scheduled for all weekend Masses, special holy day Masses or celebration services, funerals, weddings, and private baptisms. You will receive a schedule every few months and will be schedule for the Mass times that you wish.


USHERS


The concept of an Usher is not new.  In the Old Testament, there were positions addressed as "Doorkeepers" or "Gatekeepers," and their roles were very similar. (2 Kings 22:4) (1 Chronicles 9:17-27) (Psalms 84:10)

  • Jesus' disciples can be considered ushers, in the sense that they:
    • Prepared the way for Jesus
    • Kept order among those listening to Christ
    • Served Food to the audience
    • Cleaned up after a service, such as the Feeding of the Five Thousand
Ushers, as the ones who stand at the door, greet, and distribute pamphlets, can be considered an ambassador for the church, and a key part in the Body of Christ.  The role is supposed to continue long after the Mass has adjourned.  The life of an usher should be an example of Christian living in everyday life.  Daily conduct should be in line with the word of the Christian God, the Bible, and the Ministry of Jesus.

Ushers serve as ministers of hospitality.  This involves greeting worshippers before Mass, providing assistance in seating if required, and being responsive to requests for information or assistance.  They should be alert to any emergencies, or other situations that may arise during services, and respond as appropriate.  Ushers are also responsible for the direction of Communion flow, taking up collections, and passing out bulletins at the end of Mass.


TIME COMMITMENT

Ushers and greeters volunteers can find a commitment that works to their schedules.  From a weekly commitment, to an as needed calling, minister members can find a cadence that works for their individualized schedules.