Bereavement Ministry


 The Bereavement Ministry offers support to members of our parish who have lost a loved one. The Ministry is also responsible for helping families plan the Funeral Liturgy. Once a year, in November, the Bereavement Ministry sponsors a Memorial Mass to honor all those parishioners whose Funeral Masses were celebrated in our church during the past year.

DESCRIPTION: Assist the Pastor prepare for funeral Masses by setting up the altar and communion offerings, greeting bereaved family and friends, following up with written communications to the family

TIME: Approximately 3 hours for the funeral and occasionally attending the reception if held at the church.

COORDINATOR: Etoile de Hawkins, 301-336-0284 or [email protected] and Eleanor Kleman, 301-336-2806.