Funeral Rites Ministry

Ministers assist grieving families through the funeral liturgy. This is an on-call ministry, Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tasks involved:

  • Prepare the Altar by lighting the candles
  • Assure the funeral binder and the sacramentary are in place
  • Prepare the credence table and gifts table
  • Assure the pall is in place
  • Prepare incense
  • Act as Greeter, Lector, and/or Eucharistic Ministers as needed
  • Assist Gift Bearers
  • Act as Usher during Communion
  • When the Mass has ended, assist in putting all things back into place.

Training is offered as new participants join the team.

Contact: Irene Glasheen 518-371-5229 to volunteer or for additional information