Funeral Hospitality

Funeral Hospitality is offered to families planning a funeral at St. Gerard. A Funeral luncheon or light refreshments are provided by the funeral Hospitality Ministry. Time committment is about 2-3 hours. If you are looking for a meaningful way to give back and help families during a difficult time, this is the ministry for you. Teens and older are welcome to get involved!

If you would like to volunteer, contact Anne Tiller at annet@st-gerard.org or call 763-424-8770, Ext. 120.

Camera  A Ministry "snapshot": Funeral Hospitality

Meeting Details: There is no regular meeting day and time. We would like to get together once a year for a general information meeting.
Ministry Description: The Funeral Ministry provides a luncheon/dinner after the celebration of life for a deceased family member. We try to help the family in this trying time. We have several menu items for them to select. We will set up, serve, and clean-up for this get together.
Contact Person: Jane Erickson, 763-757-6718 or Anne Tiller, 763-424-8770
A typical day in this ministry:

We have callers that will contact workers for each funeral. The set up people will meet at 8:30 to set up and dress tables. The servers will meet at 10:30 to prepare and serve the food. We do cater the hot dishes, and summer menus, but there are other items to prepare. The clean-up people will meet at 12:30 to clear tables, do dishes and other things to get the kitchen back in order. These times may change depending on funeral sizes.

Is there more than one way to volunteer?

Other opportunities could be taking laundry home, and a prayer line for our parish members that have passed on.

The following apply to this ministry:

  • Weekday Opportunities
  • Weekend Opportunities
  • One Time
  • Flexible Schedule
Time Committment: 2 to 3 hours the day of the funeral