"If one member suffers in the body of Christ which is the Church, all the members suffer with that member." (1Corinthians 12:26)
For this reason we who are baptized into Christ and nourished at the same table of the Lord are responsible for one another. When a member of Christ's Body dies, we, the faithful, are called to offer consolation to those who have suffered the loss of one whom they love. This ministry is part of the pastoral care by the community to those who have lost a loved one.
Adult parishioners act as altar servers at the Funeral Mass of a fellow-parishioner. They accompany the presider as he greets the family and receives the body in the entrance procession and assists the priest during the Mass. We need about 5 servers in order that every person buried from Blessed Sacrament has parishioners present to assist at the Funeral Mass. Could you be available for one or two services a month? Email Fr. Joe O'Keefe at 508-668-4700 x2020 our Bereavement Coordinator, to get involved.