At the time of a loved one's death, the surviving family has many decisions to make and plans to formulate. The Ministry of Consolation offers to assist the family at this difficult time with the offer to host a reception in the parish hall following the funeral. This allows the family an opportunity to receive and acknowledge those who attended the services. The Ministry of Consolation handles all the details from providing the food to serving the meal to cleaning up afterwards.
This ministry is a further extension of the concern and caring found here at the Saint Matthew Parish for community and family.
The Ministry consists of a dedicated group of men and women who donate their time and talent to help ease some of the stress when funeral arrangements are being made.
If you have some free time during any given day or if you would like to cook a special dish for the buffet or provide the condiments that round out this very special ministry please feel free to volunteer to help us.
For more information, please contact Kathy Mancini at (860) 810-3147.