Funerals are important occasions for our Parish family to be a loving, compassionate presence to grieving families and friends at a time when they need it most. Many times, families would like to greet and spend some time with visiting family and friends following the Funeral Mass and return from the cemetery.
St. Martha’s Society ‘s mission is to coordinate a beautiful luncheon reception at no cost to the family in St. Anthony’s Adult Meeting Room after the Funeral Mass. We provide all of the luncheon food and beverages, set up, serving, and clean up at the reception. We package all remaining food after the reception for the families to take and share at their home with family and guests.
Participation in this Ministry is easy and rewarding. You do not need to provide food for or serve at every funeral luncheon reception.
Opportunities to participate in this Ministry include:
We invite other Parish Ministries that the deceased or family of the deceased may have volunteered in to assist us at the reception. Our Ministry is always growing! We currently have over 80 dedicated St. Anthony parishioners who volunteer to assist with our Funeral luncheon receptions.
If you would like to become a member of this very important Ministry, please contact Christine Motsenbocker.