Every first Sunday in November a special liturgy for the deceased of the parish and deceased family members of parishioners is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. mass. This is followed by a reception for all the bereaved whether they are active members of St. Mary's or not.
The members of the Lazarus committee feel that by our feeble efforts and the work of the Holy Spirit, the Presence of God is felt by the bereaved of St. Mary's at a time when they are most vulnerable. We come together twice a year in prayer to worship our God and His goodness and to ask for His guidance in our ministry. We share experiences and discuss how to make our services more available and more comforting to our people. We thank God that He has given us the ability, the health and the talents to do this ministry.
The Lazarus Committee is prepared to offer at the time of a funeral the following:
a. serve in church or home
b. supply desserts
C. help with cleanup in church
d. complete luncheon
e. refreshments at wake if held in church
a. babysitting, etc.
a. Booklet with scripture readings and help for bereaved sent 2-3 weeks after funeral
b. Mass for deceased members of our parish family and reception following. Held in Nov.
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