We are a group of parishioners who offer hospitality and assistance to those who have requested a funeral at St. Elizabeth for a loved one.
WHY DO WE EXIST?
The role of this Ministry is to assist the family of the deceased in their planning of the funeral liturgy. The family chooses the readings and hymns and identifies family members and friends who are to participate as readers, gift bearers and pallbearers. The Funeral Liturgy team assists the pastor during the Mass and also help to condole with the bereaved.
WHAT DO WE DO?
A Funeral Liturgy team, when applicable, meets with the family to discuss these “aspects”. That team also serves on the altar and help the priest to work out the liturgy. They are representative of the entire community of St. Elizabeth to show the nearness that the entire community has with the bereaved.
Parishioners can contact the Office Administrator if they would like information on the liturgy, including the selection of readings and hymns.