MINISTRY OF CONSOLATION
The Ministry of Consolation will provide support and assistance to a family after the death
of a loved one. Our goal is to plan a Funeral Mass that is personal, meaningful, and
comforting, which includes:
Immediate Care for transportation, food, and home needs via the Parish’s Helping Hands
Liturgical Planning for the Funeral Mass liturgy by coordinating activities within the
Parish with the family. This includes the scripture readings and music, and, if desired, a
vigil, internment, and a reception. Family members are encouraged to participate in the
Funeral Mass. Pre-planning is encouraged.
Consolation support home visits.
Grief Support care via Bereavement Support Group meetings.
The needs of this Ministry are:
Parishioners who believe they are being called to assist grieving families. Diocese
requirements include Safe Environment Training, fingerprinting, and a two day training
For more information please contact:
Michael Callahan at 334-804-1257
Mark Miller at 352-385-1656