Lazarus Ministers bring to the bereaved the compassion and concerns of a loving God. We are present before, during and after funeral rites and rituals, as members of the parish community, to bear witness and lend our prayerful support to families and friends. Each of us shares our talents as we are able: in the liturgical ministries of the Mass; in meeting family members to plan it; in officiating at Wake and Transfer services, and praying at the cemetery. For the annual Mass of Remembrance, we send invitations to the families, serve at Mass and plan and host a reception afterwards. We feel honored to be called to this tender ministry and welcome all who also are called.