Over the past several months, many of our parishioners have volunteered to help at our funeral services.
We have formed a quartet of musicians, have several lectors who read when families are small or too burdened to find readers, have Eucharistic ministers at every funeral, and people who serve as greeters and registrants.
Together, we have developed a spirit of camaraderie by offering a parish presence at funerals and gravesides. This is a wonderful gift that we bring to a grieving family and a way for them to experience the support of our parish family.
We hope to add more people to this growing ministry. We need people who can write and send letters to grieving families, and people who are willing to be trained to perform graveside services.
As more needs and possibilities arise, we may be able to find even more ways to respond to many in our parish who are grieving the loss of family or friends.
Will you prayerfully consider helping us in this ministry?
If you have questions or would like to volunteer, call Anne Elacqua at 315-941-7447 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.