When the pastor is notified of the death of a parish member, he will meet with the family to plan services. Our musicians, Resurrection Choir and funeral luncheon committee are at your service. A planning guide is offered to bereaved families at the time of initial consultation to help with decisions about scripture readings, music, etc.
Normally, a Vigil service is conducted by a priest or deacon the evening before a funeral.
A ministry coordinator will be in touch if you wish to have a funeral luncheon. The family supplies meat, cheese, bread and drinks. Salads, vegetables and desserts are provided by parish members. Our volunteers order and pick up the meat and cheese based upon your estimated number of guests. Parish members set up tables, prepare a buffet style luncheon, and clean up afterwards. All leftover food is put into disposable containers for the family to take home.
The entire parish community shares your loss at this time of sorrow. Please know our prayers are with you.