Lazarus Ministry

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

OLMV Parish, through the ministry of our Lazarus Team, reaches out in love and concern for the needs of those who have lost a loved one. Our members are grouped into various teams each reaching out, in a special way, to meet the needs of the bereaved families.The Lazarus Team welcomes new members at its Fall Formation Retreat Gathering, on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 from 9:30 - Noon, in the Parish Center Cafeteria. Our special Guest Speaker will be Sister Kathleen Rooney, SSJ. Please contact Sr. James if you wish to learn more about this important and caring ministry ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /732-609-1091).

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 parish office  (732-356-2149) 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. Pease 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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