We Need You!

From Gretchen Sonnen
Director of Parish Life & Communications

It’s no secret around here that our Funeral Luncheons are an incredible ministry provided by parishioners. This service isn’t offered at many other Catholic Churches anymore because volunteers are hard to come by. We don’t want that to become the case at Transfiguration!

Martha Praska works with the families of the deceased to plan and prepare the Mass and Luncheon. She makes many phone calls to find callers for food (salads and desserts) and volunteers for the luncheon itself.

Right now, we’re in great need of additional Food Callers. These volunteers receive a list of parishioners and are usually asked to find 5 salads and 5 desserts. We currently have 5 food callers and are looking for an additional 5 callers so that callers (and the parishioners on their list) aren’t overwhelmed when funerals are scheduled. The time that it takes to make phone calls is between 1-2 hours per funeral.

Please consider volunteering for this wonderful ministry that aids families in their time of grief. If you are able to volunteer, please contact me.

True charity requires courage: let us overcome the fear of getting our hands dirty so as to help those in need. - Pope Francis

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