Ministry of Consolation

A Ministry of Consolation is called upon to assist with a family’s needs after the passing of a loved one. Our Ministry of Consolation is beginning to grow. The needs of this ministry are as follows:

  • Immediate Care – provides family of the deceased with immediate care for needs of transportation, food, home, coordination of receptions, etc.
  • Liturgical Planning – assists families in planning the wake and funeral by providing them with a better understanding of their options and how they can be more actively involved in this process.
  • Long Term Support – a support system that can provide the bereaved with on-going care and ministry throughout the grief cycle.

At the present time we are assisting families with the Funeral Liturgy. This consists of picking out the readings and music used at the Funeral Mass. We also go to the Wake-Visitation Services and the Cemetery. We are available at the Funeral Mass to help with any unforeseen difficulties that may occur.

Who should apply?

Parish team members approved by the pastor for this ministry. This team coordinates the Ministry of Consolation in the parish. They engage other ministers and parishioners, as necessary. Optimally, each team should have at last one person capable of dealing with the needs of a Ministry of Consolation as stated above.

For more information please contact:

Jack Koester at 352-385-0321
Earl Netwal at 352-742-2772

Resources:

Planning your Funeral: Guidelines for Catholic Funeral Rituals

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

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Saturday
4:00pm
Sunday
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9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:30pm (Hispanic)

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