Ministry of Consolation
Blessed are those who mourn,
for the Kingdom of God is theirs.
- Matthew 5
Everyone deals with loss at one time or another and this ministry offers ways to comfort the bereaved during their time of grief and mourning. Most often, it begins at the time of the funeral where a connection is made between the Liturgy, the Pastor, and those in the Ministry of Consolation. This ministry can be spiritually enriching both for the bereaved and those who serve in the parish community.
Thank you for your inquiry into this vital role within our parish and community.
What do we expect from you?
- Participate annually in bereavement training or a workshop.
- Possess communication skills.
- A commitment to this ministry for a minimum of 2 years.
- If not already involved in another ministry within the parish will be expected to complete appropriate volunteer registration forms. (Called, Gifted and Sent)
How can I serve as a Minister of Consolation?
- Leading Vigil Prayer services at area funeral homes.
- Serving at the Funeral Mass.
- Singing in the choir for the funeral liturgy.
- Mailing out cards of condolences to the bereaved family members.
- Following up with the bereaved family members after the funeral services.Home visiting upon the invitation of the family.
- Assisting with the preparation of funeral luncheons.
This is a vital ministry within our parish community. We thank you for considering the possibility of becoming involved in this particular way.