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Funeral Ministry Team

The Funeral Team is a relatively new ministry which started in the Dublin Diocese in 2000, and is now established in one hundred and fifty parishes.

Founded in 2013, the Maynooth Funeral Team consists of three parishioners, who have received training. They attend diocesan meetings with other parish teams as they seek to develop this ministry.

The role of the Funeral Team is to assist the priests and bereaved families in preparation for the funeral services. As they assist families with the liturgy readings and prayers of intercession, the funeral team uses the “Celebration of Life booklet”. A personalised funeral Mass leaflet is offered to each bereaved family and this is provided by the parish.

Members of the Funeral Team may be required to accompany the family to the graveside or crematorium, and to say the final prayers.

Contact details:  Co-ordinator: Eilis O’Malley, 087 2320508                                                                                   email: eilis.omalley31@gmail.com