Funeral Preparation Team
The work done by the volunteers on our Funeral Preparation Team is highly valued by all involved. This ministry requires individuals who are good listeners, are patient, and who can exhibit compassion with those experiencing loss.
Members of our Funeral Preparation Team meet with the family members of the deceased to plan the funeral liturgy, perform a brief prayer service during the calling hours if necessary, assist with Funeral liturgy preparation/set up, and attend the Funeral Mass as support to the family.
Training is offered for volunteers who wish to join this ministry. Training takes approximately 2-3 hours.
Volunteers do not need experience in this role, however they should have good listening skills, compassion, and the ability to lead prayers in a private environment.
The time commitment for a Funeral Team member for one Funeral Liturgy is approximately 8 hours over the course of 3-5 days, depending on the needs of the family.