Lazarus Ministry

Sister James Xavier Landi, SSJ, Coordinator, 732-609-1091
Rev. Patrick Kuffner, Moderator

The members of our parish LAZARUS MINISTRY are grouped into four teams each reaching out, in a special way, to meet the needs of those who have lost a loved one.

FIRST RESPONSE TEAM
Offers sympathy and help to the family and enables participation of family members as fully as possible in the funeral liturgy
  
FUNERAL DAY TEAM
Lends support at the funeral, welcoming family and friends, and helping in other ways, as needed.
The Martha's Table Ministry also offers food and/or a memorial flower to the families as needed or desired. 
  
FOLLOW-UP TEAM
Provides ongoing support to the family with phone calls, cards, letters throughout the year following the funeral.
A Bereavement Program offers support periodically through the year for those suffering from a recent loss of a loved one.
Please call Monique (732-356-9001) for further information about upcoming programs. 
The Naomi Tea Widows' Gathering meets on Sunday afternoons three times a year offering social support to our widows.  
Please call Sr. James if you are not already on our Naomi Tea mailing list. 
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Has the responsibility to support members of the ministry with training and education, and to promote new membership.
 
  
We offer a morning workshop for those who are already a part of our Team or for anyone interested in joining our Ministry to the grieving and bereaved.

 

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