Funeral Ministry

The Funeral Ministry assists at all funeral Masses. Five or six ministers serve in various liturgical roles such as sacristan/altar server, lector, Thurifer, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, escort (for members of the family participating in the liturgy) and usher.

If you are interested in serving on the Funeral Ministry, contact Bart Crews at 741-2991, Bill Dempsey at 565-4425, Richard Kisielewski at 258-0889, or Rosa Montgomery at 229-1541.

Funeral Reception Ministry

The goal of this group of Saint Bede volunteers is very simple – provide hospitality for friends and family of the deceased following the funeral Mass.  The Funeral Receptions Ministry provides three volunteer hostesses for each reception in order to set up and serve beverages and baked goods so that the family need not worry about the needs of those in attendance.  This ministry recruits both hostesses and bakers willing to take a turn assisting with this parish offering. Currently 125 bakers and 40 hostesses find joy in providing comfort for grieving families, keeping in mind that someone will do it for their families when the time comes. This ministry is always eager to add new volunteers to its rosters.


For more information on becoming a volunteer hostess or a baker, contact Anne Cors at 757-258-1798 or email Anne Cors.

Please contact the Parish Office at 757-229-3631 for assistance in planning a funeral at our parish.