Consolation Ministry

Established in 2011, this is a new and evolving ministry at Divine Savior. With the help of many volunteers, we are reaching out to those who have recently lost their family members as we also continue to show support to those who have experienced a loss in the last year. Members help the families prepare funerals for their loved ones, sometimes conduct vigil services at the visitation held prior to the funeral, serve as greeters at the funeral Mass, assist the family at the offertory during the Mass and serve as sacristans who help prepare for the Mass and put things away after Mass while the Deacon attends to the family and travels to the cemetery for presiding at the final committal services.

The aftercare ministry includes those who purchase or make items for baskets that are brought to the family before the visitation held at the funeral home, those who assemble and deliver the baskets and those who contact the family by phone or by cards in the months following the burial.

For Additional Information please contact Deacon Paul at 630-969-1532 ext. 25.