Behind the scenes is a small group of people who do their best to make the Mass or other services meaningful and spiritual. Assisted by the pastor, there is an exact order of things that must be followed. They do everything from turning on the lights to finding the correct readings for the day. Training is provided and one should first be a Eucharistic Minister.
A small group of committed parishioners who provide a much needed service in maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of the altar, vestments and linens used at liturgies.
Greeters make all who attend Mass feel welcome as they extend a smile, offer a handshake and open a door as parishioners enter Saint Matthew church. Greeters may also answer questions and direct parishioners as needed. This is a great ministry for those who are very busy because you can complete your service while you are already here to Greeters make
The Ushers at our church fill an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, and most importantly, WELCOMING ALL who come on our Parish Grounds. The Ushers are servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.