In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection, has broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity….. The celebration of the Christian funeral brings hope and consolation to the living. While proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and witnessing to Christian hope in the resurrection, the funeral rites also recall to all who take part in them God’s mercy and judgement and meet the human need to turn always to God in times of crisis.
(Order of Christian Funerals, Introduction, #1, 7)
St. Augustine parish offers Bereavement Ministry to individuals and families. Members of the committee meet with the family to assist with planning the funeral liturgy, funeral home prayer service, and graveside rite. If requested, the committee ensures a meal or gathering is prepared according to the families’ specifications.
Chair: Liz Miller – to notify the parish of a death, to arrange a funeral or for any questions please contact at (937) 696-2733.
Sacristans: Cecilia & Ken Stewart
Music: Kathy Reamey
Food & Set-up: Kathy and Leroy Schindler
Ushers & Servers: Stella and Don Hoog
Environment: JoAnn Vincent, Randi Pheiffer
Program: Lisa Kozarec
Intercessions: Fran Delegato
Set-up and Cleanup: Carolyn Moore