By their nature, funeral ministries are “short notice” ministries.
Funeral Presence: Minister to the bereaved by your presence at the funeral Mass. It shows solidarity with the grieving family and is especially appreciated in cases where the deceased had little family or friends in the area. Just watch the local newspaper for obituaries to find out when there is a funeral, and the details for the Mass time and location.
Funeral Team: Assist at the funeral Mass by serving as a lector or adult altar server. The commitment is as required, with frequency dependent on the number of teams formed. You would be notified through a “calling tree” or email. Most all funerals are in the morning, usually at 10am, but times may vary. Training is provided, though there is a presumption that a lector would already be performing these duties for the parish. Contact the Pastoral Minister, Carol Jacques-Dow, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 436-4555 if you want more information or wish to volunteer.