Following a Parish Pastoral Council initiative at the end of 2008, a Parish Funeral Support Team has been put in place to support the officiating priest and the bereaved participants in the funeral liturgy.
At present, members of the Team are present for the liturgy of the removal. They provide the gospel reading, lead in saying a decade of the Rosary and are available for any assistance requested by those who are bereaved.
Traditionally, the Christian Community strongly supports those who are bereaved. The responsibility for the ministry of consolation rests with the believing community, which heeds the words and example of the Lord Jesus: ‘Blessed are they who mourn; they shall be consoled’ (Matthew 5:3).
Anyone interested in becoming a member of this team should contact the Parish Office.