Volunteer of the Month
What is your relationship with OLPH? Family?
Susie - OLPH has been a major party of my life since 1965. I graduated from here and received most of the Sacraments here. I have lots of friends and family who are also members.
How and why did you become a Head Usher? How did you get started? How long is your tenure?
Susie - Covid-19 changed everything. When Mass finally started back, ushers were needed to help keep people safe. My son, Andrew, asked if I would help out. He taught and encouraged me. I am a Eucharistic Minister, but, unfortunately, was not able to do that during that time, so I did what I could do at the time. I usher with several incredible people who also taught me what to do; without the help of Ed and Barbara, I couldn’t do it. There are others who also have been most helpful. The 8:00 am Mass is truly special.
What is the most important aspect of being a Head Usher?
Susie - I think just making sure that all information is communicated and coordinated between the Priest, the volunteers, and the parishioners.
How has this ministry role changed you?
Susie - It has helped me to adjust to changes better, and to not be afraid to try something NEW! I feel so blessed by being a part of OLPH.
What would you say to someone who is considering a ministry role at OLPH?
Susie - Don’t be afraid to try. There are so many wonderful people in this parish who will help you.
Is there anything additional you would like to add?
Susie - We all have different talents and abilities. Use them to help others as Jesus would.