Funeral Ministry

Funeral ministers are privileged to help the families of deceased loved ones as they come to us with overwhelming pain. We enter the lives of families at one of the most difficult and sorrowful times of their lives when the ache of loss is so profound. We strive to be attentive to the pain in their hearts as we walk them through the funeral preparations. Our goal is to ensure that grieving families are welcome, accepted and comfortable as we help them prepare the funerals of their loved ones. We strive to bring compassion, comfort, and support and ensure that funerals are meaningful, positive, healing experiences for families. Since the funeral ministry began in 2010, the team has provided assistance for over 100 funerals.

 

We guide the family in the selection of the readings, the prayers of the faithful and their choice of music and logistics of a funeral. We are present to support, guide, and assist the family at the funeral with all that a funeral entails. We are often called upon to assist the family for the wake in the church and the committal.

The Funeral Ministry holds funeral preparation workshops and can assist people wishing to pre-plan their own funeral or that of a loved one.

 

Contact:  Sharon Gravelle             613-837-3368                     segravelle@bell.net