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 and which includes:

  • Immediate care for transportation, food, and home needs via the St. Patrick Helping Hands Ministry
  • Funeral Planning for the funeral mass liturgy by coordinating activities within the parish with the family.  This includes the  Scripture Reading 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.

Who should apply?

Parishioners who believe they are being called to assist grieving families.  Diocesan requirements include Safe Environment Training, fingerprinting, and a two day training course.

Bereavement Support Meetings

Please join us at our  Bereavement Support Meetings. Upcoming meetings will be:  March 7th, March 14th, April 4th, April 11th, and April 18th.  We will meet in the Shepherd’s Gate from 10:15 am – 11:15 am.

For more information please contact:

Michael Callahan at 334-804-1257
Mark Miller at 352-385-1656


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Bereavement and Funerals:

Contact Us

Phone: (352) 383-8556
Address: 6803 Old Hwy 441 South Mount Dora, FL 32757

Mass Schedule

7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:30pm (Hispanic)

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