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Our parish Ministry of Consolation assists families with the most painful and difficult task of planning for the funeral of a loved one.  The program grows out of the revision of the Order of Christian Funerals.  Ministers of Consolation provide personal contact, warmth and outreach to the families of the deceased.  In addition to helping with the details of the Mass, ministers attend both the wake and the funeral to lend their spiritual and moral support to the families.  For more information call us at 516-883-0365 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


FOR OUR GRIEVING
FAMILIESIf you have recently lost a loved one, we offer our prayers and our deepest and most sincere condolences.  Once your Funeral Mass date has been selected, you will be contacted by one of our Companions to help you with the planning of your loved one's Mass.  If the Funeral Home you have chosen has not already given you St. Peter's Funeral Planning Guide and our loaned  blue booklet listing all the readings and musical selections to help you along, you can click on and download each of these documents here:  FUNERAL PLANNING GUIDE and our FUNERAL READINGS AND MUSIC SELECTIONS BOOKLET.  For information regarding our Bereavement Support Group click here.


FOR POTENTIAL
VOLUNTEERS If you are looking to reach out and help others through this beautiful and rewarding ministry - we would love to have you join on of our two (2)  Teams of  Ministers.  Some visit the funeral home in the name of our parish community.  Others attend the Funeral Mass to pray with the family, serve as Lectors or Eucharistic Ministers and will also assist family members at the Offertory Procession.  Volunteers distribute the personalized Funeral Liturgy Booklets, as well as greet and seat people at the Mass. Cake Bakers reach  out to the family with the condolences from their Parish Community. Please help us to reach out to those members of our parish family who are grieving and very much in need of comfort and compassion. There are many different ways you can become involved, as mentioned above you can serve as a:

  • Cake Baker
  • Companion
  • Greeter at the Funeral Mass 
  • Eucharistic Ministers 
  • Lector
  • Sacristan
  • Wake Visitor 

    "For this reason, those who are baptized into Christ and nourished at the same table of the Lord are responsible for one another.   When a member of Christ’s Body dies, the faithful are called to a ministry

    of consolation to those who have suffered the loss of one whom they love.”  ~ Order of Christian Funerals.

“If one member suffers in the body of Christ, which is the Church,
all members suffer with that member.” ~  1 Corinthians 12:26