Funeral Service Volunteers/Lazarus Ministry

The loss of a loved one, no matter what the age, causes great suffering and upheaval for a family.  Our Christian hope in resurrection moves our parish to be available to a family during this difficult time.  Read Father John's letter to parishioners on the importance of the Mass of Christian Burial.

Funeral Service Volunteers: Our parish is privileged to minister to a family personally in fashioning a liturgical celebration for a loved one. Liturgical and music ministers lead our parish celebration, bringing the consolation of faith and the hope of resurrection.  Funeral services are arranged through the Parish Office in coordination with the funeral director and the priest however, if you would like to assist with the liturgical service (funeral mass), adult volunteers are welcome. 

  • Funeral Liturgical Services:            

          Contact:  Parish Office 570-686-4545 email

  • Lazarus Ministry (Repast): If a family wishes, our parish will provide light refreshments following a funeralParishioners volunteer to assist and serve at the repast.

          Contact:    Marie-Elena D'Aiello  email