The funeral ministry group has been asked to help out with the luncheon to be served at
the coming parish retreat April 19/20.
The luncheon will take place on Saturday, April 20th.
If you can help with setup, serving, or cleanup, your assistance would be most welcome.
Contact Theresa in the parish office (541) 688-1051 or Carol Dewey at (541) 689-7902.
Funeral Ministry provides support to the grieving wrapped in the warmth of a caring
community. Just knowing that the parish came together to make these salads and put on
this lunch expresses our support for the loved ones of the deceased and underlies the
value the departing soul.
How does Funeral Ministry work?
Our activity begins with a call from Theresa in the parish office after she has spoken
with the family and has learned that the family would like a luncheon. Then this group
goes into action.
- Lois Banks calls on parishioners to bring salads. All parishioners are asked in turn
to help out in this way.
- The family pays for the catered food: typically sandwiches or fried chicken, desserts
- Members of the funeral ministry group set up tables. We use table cloths and have
different center pieces that reflect on the person whose life is being remembered. Setup
usually takes place the day before the luncheon.
- The luncheon is served buffet style. Usually 4-6 people serve. The same people
usually help with the cleanup.
How many people attend the funeral luncheons?
Around 40-100 people.
How often do the the funeral luncheons take place?
There are about 6-8 funeral luncheons per year.
For more information ... or to get involved
Call Theresa Elliott at the parish office (541) 688-1051
or Carol Dewey at (541) 689-7902