are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” Did you
ever consider whom it is to do the comforting? It has always been
a ministry among Christians to care for the dead and the bereaved.
One each, of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy deal with
the faithful departed. That is to bury the dead and to pray for
the living and the departed.
Lazarus Ministry is named after the brother of Mary and Martha whom
Jesus raised from the dead. It offers those who mourn their gift
of PRESENCE and TIME at all funeral liturgies.
Ministry members are people of our parish sitting right next to
provide support through the communal prayers and song of the Eucharist;
and along with the priest, represent the whole parish at the death
of one of our own. Lazarus members minister by receiving the body
of our deceased and welcoming the family; as readers, Eucharistic
ministers and altar servers.
Lazarus Ministry is open to anyone. If you are interested in participating
in the Lazarus Ministry, please call the parish office at (518) 895-2788