St. Mary's Parish
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- 600 Avenue B Sterling, IL 61081 -- Call 815-625-0640 -- Rev. James Keenan- Pastor



Ushers, as a part of the total liturgy experience, are an integral part of our Parish’s hospitality since they usually are the first person that people see at the door.  This ministry helps create the proper mood for liturgical celebrations.  Some duties of ushering include meeting and seating people in the Church, taking up the collection, distributing Church bulletins, and being of general assistance to the people in the Church.  Six ushers are assigned to each of our weekend Masses.  They normally serve each week and the extra ones are substitutes when needed. 

This ministry is open to all of our parishioners, both male and female.  Ushers must be willing to receive proper training in general ushering and in specified methods of hospitality as they are performed within this ministry.  Aside for attending the assigned weekend Mass, there is usually one meeting a year for all ushers.

For further information contact Roger Petitgoue at (815)625-4382.