Parish Funeral Ministry Teams join in time of prayer and reflection

Members of Funeral Teams from across the diocese gathered to pray, in person and online, in Ovens Church on Wednesday evening last.

The evening opened with symbols and prayers to acknowledge the huge change Covid19 has made to our lives. The liturgy was led by members of the Funeral Teams Formation Group with music from Colum Cronin.

Fr. Michael Kelleher, Skibbereen and Rath and the Islands, preached the homily. Fr. Michael spoke about the gifts that the ‘Martha and Mary’ in every Funeral Team brings.

Bishop Fintan spoke about the new Funeral Policy and Funeral Resources and the plan to extend funeral team ministry to every parish in the diocese in the coming weeks and months. Bishop Fintan closed the liturgy with a blessing.

Photo shows those involved in planning and leading the liturgy. You can watch a recording of the liturgy here: