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 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. Although there are no Bereavement Support meetings during June and July, we will begin meeting again on August 1st. More information will be in the upcoming parish bulletin.
For more information please contact:
Michael Callahan at 334-804-1257
Mark Miller at 352-385-1656