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Adult Server at Funerals

What We Offer

Adult Servers are a group of men that take their turns at assisting the priest in setting up and carrying out funeral Masses and funeral memorial services. Adult server duties include unlocking the church doors, lighting church, laying out the gifts (bread & wine), arrange the pall, ring the toll bells, carry the cross during processions, prepare the incense, serve as reader when necessary, serve as Eucharistic Minister, clean up and lock up after the service.

Purpose: Reduces the burden on the priest in carrying out funerals and allows the priest a timely departure with the funeral party to the grave site.

Who Belongs: This ministiry is open to all male adult parishioners who practice their Catholic faith through a prayerful relationship with God and take advantage of the sacraments regularly. New adult servers receive instructions from the ministry contact person and serves with a veteran server twice before serving alone.  

How Often Do We Meet: Each adult server assist at approximately 4-8 funerals per year.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Tom Hazletine at 317-898-3998.

Bible Quote

Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you ablide in me. - John 15:4